I've never had any luck with the mike in Linux. Used to blame the hardware. Recently I've got a hardware upgrade - still no luck. Worse than that, really: I'm completely at sea with the recent developments. No alsamixer, no this, no that.
(1) Since the fresh install (December/January) I never touched an audio control, except for the volume control.
(2) Phonon is installed.
(3) My mixer:
Meanwhile, according to Google there's scarcely any inconvenience in the area.
No, it hasn't been the same mike all along.
Last edited by Llama (2013-03-23 13:03:26)
Phonon turned out to be the KDE sound system. So this post probably belongs to Applications & Desktop environments. In Phonon->Device Preference two devices belong under Audio Recording->Recording: 'Default Audio Device' and 'Analog'. It won't work, regardless of preference. Pressing Test button doesn't make any visible effect. Or audible, for that matter.
KDE/Phonon GUI seems to be absolutely undocumented. Well, almost.