Whilst at Desktop Summit I want to do some work with a colleague who can't be
present, and we considered using Google Hangout. Up to this point I hadn't
tried using either the webcam or built-in microphone on the netbook (Acer
Aspire One 533). The webcam is fine, but I can't get it to recognise the
My next step with audio problems is always to open the command-line alsamixer.
There I found that the capture device settings were muted. Setting those
correctly hasn't made the microphone work.
Then I turned to pavucontrol - which tells me I have no microphone - not what
the netbook manual says. I tried an external microphone too, which seemed to
Has anyone any ideas? I found lots of threads about Ubuntu users having
problems, but of course the commands and packages recommended for them are
less helpful in Fedora.
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