Dell Inspiron with dual integrated mics. I get no sound when i try to record with the integrated webcam. I have everything turned all the way up in the mixer, ie: mic, capture, mux, etc but still no sound…Does anyone have any ideas?
First, is this the dual integrated INTERNAL mics in the laptop ? Or is it an external mic you plugged in a jack on the laptop ?
What openSUSE version are you using? What desktop (KDE ? Gnome ? )
Please can you provide some additional information?
Please configure your mixer exactly the way you think it should be configured for your mic to work.
Note when testing your mic, I recommend you use a terminal with this command:
arecord -vv -fdat foo.wav
“foo.wav” is an arbitrary name I made up. Instead you could call it mydell.wav or thewindblows.wav or anything …
Then assuming mic does not work, please provide the information recommended to be provided here: Welcome to multimedia sub-area - openSUSE Forums and I will quote this for you:
please post … the following information:
- provide the URLs (of a summary webpage) that are created by running the diagnostic script noted here:
SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE - Script to run to obtain detailed information. On openSUSE-11.1 and newer that will ask you to run the script /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh and after the script finishes it will give you a URL to pass to the support personnel. Please post here the output URL. Just the URL. You may need to run that script twice (the first time with root permissions to update in the /usr/sbin directory, and the second time to get the URL).
- in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -qa ‘alsa’ #and post output here
- in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -qa ‘pulse’ #and post output here
- in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -q libasound2 #and post output here
- in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: uname -a #and post output here
- for openSUSE-11.1 or earlier, in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound #and post output here
- for openSUSE-11.2 or later, in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: cat /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf #and post output here
Note that if for some reason the “/usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh” script does not give you a website URL then run it with the no upload option this way:
and that will create the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt. Open that file with a text editor and paste it here: New - Pastie and press paste and post here the URL it provides.
That will provide more information that can help in figuring out your problem.
Sorry…I’m tired and it’s past my bed time LOL … It’s openSUSE 11.2 and the mics and the cam are internal. And i’m using KDE. I will try your suggestions later when i get up. If i do it now i’ll make a bigger mess i’m sure hehe…Thank you for replying