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  1. #1

    Default Microphone and Mixer settings

    Hello everyone !

    On my toshiba satellite A135, im testing microphone with the following command and mixer settings:

    Recording sound by
    HTML Code:
    arecord -d 10 myrecording.wav
    Getting my mixer settings by:

    HTML Code:
    wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh --no-upload
    HTML Code:
    !!-------Mixer controls for card 0 [Intel]
    
    Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xdc440000 irq 22'
      Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC861-VD'
      Components	: 'HDA:10ec0862,11790104,00100001 HDA:11c11040,11790001,00100200'
      Controls      : 20
      Simple ctrls  : 13
    Simple mixer control 'Master',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
      Playback channels: Mono
      Limits: Playback 0 - 64
      Mono: Playback 59 [92%] [-5.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
      Capabilities: pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback [on]
      Front Right: Playback [on]
    Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
      Capabilities: pvolume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 255
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 216 [85%] [-7.80dB]
      Front Right: Playback 216 [85%] [-7.80dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Front',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 64
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 56 [88%] [-8.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 56 [88%] [-8.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 28 [90%] [7.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 28 [90%] [7.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Front Mic Boost',0
      Capabilities: volume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: 0 - 3
      Front Left: 2 [67%]
      Front Right: 2 [67%]
    Simple mixer control 'CD',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 22 [71%] [-1.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 22 [71%] [-1.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
      Capabilities: volume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: 0 - 3
      Front Left: 2 [67%]
      Front Right: 2 [67%]
    Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
      Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Capture 0 - 31
      Front Left: Capture 31 [100%] [33.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Capture 31 [100%] [33.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Beep',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Digital',0
      Capabilities: cvolume
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Capture 0 - 120
      Front Left: Capture 118 [98%] [29.00dB]
      Front Right: Capture 118 [98%] [29.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
      Capabilities: cenum
      Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
      Item0: 'Front Mic'
    And unfortunately i hear no sound recorded ?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Microphone and Mixer settings

    Quote Originally Posted by xizzling View Post
    Getting my mixer settings by:

    Code:
    wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh --no-upload
    OK, ... an easier way to get mixer settings is to type:
    amixer > mixer-settings.txt
    and open mixer-setting.txt with a text editor.

    Quote Originally Posted by xizzling View Post
    Code:
    !!-------Mixer controls for card 0 [Intel]
    Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xdc440000 irq 22'
      Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC861-VD'
    Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
      Capabilities: cenum
      Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
      Item0: 'Front Mic'
    And unfortunately i hear no sound recorded ?
    Are you using an integrated mic? Or an external mic? Have you tried the "Mic" setting as opposed to the "Front Mic" setting?

  3. #3

    Default Re: Microphone and Mixer settings

    its an external headphone mic hooked to the jacks.
    thanks for the shorter cmd.

    the output:
    HTML Code:
    Simple mixer control 'Master',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
      Playback channels: Mono
      Limits: Playback 0 - 64
      Mono: Playback 59 [92%] [-5.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
      Capabilities: pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback [on]
      Front Right: Playback [on]
    Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
      Capabilities: pvolume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 255
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 216 [85%] [-7.80dB]
      Front Right: Playback 216 [85%] [-7.80dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Front',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 64
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 56 [88%] [-8.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 56 [88%] [-8.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 28 [90%] [7.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 28 [90%] [7.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Front Mic Boost',0
      Capabilities: volume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: 0 - 3
      Front Left: 2 [67%]
      Front Right: 2 [67%]
    Simple mixer control 'CD',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
      Capabilities: volume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: 0 - 3
      Front Left: 2 [67%]
      Front Right: 2 [67%]
    Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
      Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Capture 0 - 31
      Front Left: Capture 22 [71%] [19.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Capture 22 [71%] [19.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Beep',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Digital',0
      Capabilities: cvolume
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Capture 0 - 120
      Front Left: Capture 118 [98%] [29.00dB]
      Front Right: Capture 118 [98%] [29.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
      Capabilities: cenum
      Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
      Item0: 'Front Mic'
    Simple mixer control 'Master',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
      Playback channels: Mono
      Limits: Playback 0 - 64
      Mono: Playback 59 [92%] [-5.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
      Capabilities: pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback [on]
      Front Right: Playback [on]
    Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
      Capabilities: pvolume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 255
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 216 [85%] [-7.80dB]
      Front Right: Playback 216 [85%] [-7.80dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Front',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 64
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 56 [88%] [-8.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 56 [88%] [-8.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 28 [90%] [7.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 28 [90%] [7.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Front Mic Boost',0
      Capabilities: volume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: 0 - 3
      Front Left: 2 [67%]
      Front Right: 2 [67%]
    Simple mixer control 'CD',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 26 [84%] [4.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
      Capabilities: volume
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: 0 - 3
      Front Left: 2 [67%]
      Front Right: 2 [67%]
    Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
      Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Capture 0 - 31
      Front Left: Capture 22 [71%] [19.50dB] [on]
      Front Right: Capture 22 [71%] [19.50dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Beep',0
      Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
      Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Playback 0 - 31
      Mono:
      Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
      Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Digital',0
      Capabilities: cvolume
      Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
      Limits: Capture 0 - 120
      Front Left: Capture 118 [98%] [29.00dB]
      Front Right: Capture 118 [98%] [29.00dB]
    Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
      Capabilities: cenum
      Items: 'Mic' 'Front Mic' 'Line' 'CD'
      Item0: 'Front Mic'

  4. #4

    Default Re: Microphone and Mixer settings

    Yep, its working now, though noisy ! thanks man, once again !

    I was just wondering maybe you should post a smart guide command manual, as these small commands are pretty helpful, rather than the GUI !!

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    Default Re: Microphone and Mixer settings

    Quote Originally Posted by xizzling View Post
    Yep, its working now, though noisy ! thanks man, once again !
    Glad to read its working.

    Take a snapshot of your settings, so you can go back again in case you forget the working settings. Then move down the capture levels. You should be able to tune out a lot of the noise.

    Quote Originally Posted by xizzling View Post
    I was just wondering maybe you should post a smart guide command manual, as these small commands are pretty helpful, rather than the GUI !!
    That is a good idea.

    I've pondered updating the audio troubleshooting guide that I wrote, with a Link to testing mics: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

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