I'm having problems making my microphone work (for Skype specifically). I have a Sound Fusion CS46xx soundcard... The headphones work fine and the microphone isn't broken since I've tested it on a friends computer. I've had a look at the (many) posts on similar problems and have
a) fiddled about with alsamixer, mic is on capture and, with mic boost on I can hear myself in my own headphones - but still no sound can be heard when I skype others.
b) I've also had a mess about with KMix but it seemed to make no difference.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be much appreciated...
Thanks for the help Lanrat...
With the alsa settings as you suggested sound going in to the microphone comes out of my computer speakers but isn't captured by arecord... I don't have a 'surround' control in alsa unlike MartinZ.
I've tried recording the sound as root but no difference - still a silent file.
I've checked the different mics and I'm using the one that makes sound come out of the speakers...
lsmod gives the following output...
[ewan@ewanslaptop ~]$ lsmod|grep snd snd_cs46xx 77640 1 gameport 11656 2 snd_cs46xx snd_rawmidi 19488 1 snd_cs46xx snd_seq_device 6924 1 snd_rawmidi snd_ac97_codec 87456 1 snd_cs46xx snd_ac97_bus 2432 1 snd_ac97_codec snd_pcm_oss 38944 0 snd_mixer_oss 14592 2 snd_pcm_oss snd_pcm 67972 3 snd_cs46xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss snd_timer 19204 1 snd_pcm snd 42724 8 snd_cs46xx,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer soundcore 7776 2 snd snd_page_alloc 7816 2 snd_cs46xx,snd_pcm
I'm guessing I must be missing some key link in the chain... Any ideas?
Thanks again for all your help...
But do you have "Capture" device in alsamixer (press F5 first when you run alsamixer)? Both "Mic" and "Capture" devices have to be marked for capturing (red CAPTUR status). It should work with arecord at least.
Fraid so - "Capture" is on on both mic and capture controls...
Then the only way is to experiment with other controls in alsamixer.
IMO it should be possible to make it work since you can hear yourself in the headphones.
Do you have any custom asoundrc configs (in /etc or /~)? Remove them too.
Try setting all volume controls at 100%.
I found that other people have similar problems with the same hardware. Maybe something from this forum will help you (scroll down).
At the moment I can't find anything else about this hardware that would be useful...