Microphone/line-in ..

Hi folks, I recently bought a set of 2.1 speakers, all is fine. I like to listen to my DAB radio through them. When I boot up, (runlevel 3), sound is there via the mic/line-in jack, but as soon as KDE starts, the sound cuts. I can get it back by:
and then F6 and then scroll to mic, switching to ON and slider up to full and then mic boost up to 65% or so.
Can I tell something in KDE to default to mic/line-in on?
kmix does not give the full picture I see in other’s posts, like here:
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just a single slider under each tab, like this:

This is the kmix I DON’T get…


I use a plasmoid to control those Mic/Line-in input channels. It is called “PlasmaVolume”. KMix with Pulse can’t do it.

The alternative is to disable Pulse. In that case, KMix will look again like in that second screenshot.

With pulse audio enabled on openSUSE-11.4 I use the application pulse audio volume control ‘pavucontrol’ to obtain superior control over one’s audio. Once a setting is applied in ‘pavucontrol’ (which should be run the nominal first time one runs the multimedia application) the pulse audio settings should remain for subsequent launching of the multimedia application.

Thanks guys…

errr well ty for the replies. I can’t get the plasmoid to work, Lord Emsworth. I have tried both click to install from the widget page, also by downloading the zip and following instructions

When you install plasmoids you sometimes need to satisfy dependencies. The problem is that there is no package manager to help with telling you what you need. If in this case something needs to be installed to make ‘plasmaVolume’ work or even what I cannot remember. Sorry.

Looking through the comments on KDELook.org there is this though:
ALSA Volume Control plasmoid KDE-Look.org

Please, install :

I`m tested in Fedora 14.

^^That is the second comment. Maybe that helps. ETA: And keep in mind, the matching openSUSE packages may have slightly different names.

Hi Lord Ems, and thanks…
I can persuade the plasmoisd to work, I find, by invoking:

stephen@linux-p9sz:~> plasmoidviewer plasmaVolume

So I guess the deps are satisfied. It won’t launch on its own though.

As for the original Q I have plugged the Jack to line-in at rear instead of mic at front of the PC, and now seems to be working as I desired, but it does seem that I have a whole can of worms in the audio/multimedia depts, however I don’t do any high end AV work and can get by as we are. The plasmoid is still a mystery tho :slight_smile:

also by:
~>plasma-windowed plasmaVolume

I have no idea what it may be.