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On Monday 16 February 2009 01:34:09 Gar wrote:
> I have a Shuttle XPC, specs are here
>l and a Dell SP2208WFP Monitor. The sound on the computer is via an
> Realtek ALC888DD and the monitor has a usb OmniVision Tech. microphone in
> addition to the usb OmniVision camera built into it. I'm running
> with a KDE login manager, and a KDE desktop. The system is up to date
> Here's the problem.
> If I boot the computer with everything plugged in, the only thing the
> sees is the microphone. No other audio devices appear. Obviously, no
> If I unplug the Dell usb cable from the monitor, then the onboard audio
> system (RealTek) is recognized and works fine. I can plug the Dell
> usb cable in after my login completes, and I can get the camera and the
> microphone back. The mixer tabs are "HDA NVidia" and "Monitor
> (SP2208WFP)" at that point.
> It would be nice to leave everything plugged in, and still have it all
> work, but for whatever reason, the system seems to think that the
> microphone built into the monitor is a priority to the exclusion of all
> else. I have a work-around, unplugging the usb cable, hopefully it is
> a work-around, and not a final solution. ;)
Bug Report to KDE please
Could be a pulseaudio issue as well. Have pavucontrol installed? What
does it say wrt input and output devices?
pavucontrol lists "HDA NVidia - ALC888 Analog" for input and output whether
I've done my workaround or not. KMix, on the bottom right of the task bar is what is
giving me a visual indication that something is hinky - along with that whole 'no
sound from the speakers' thing. I've really got no idea what all is in the chain
between KMix and the hardware itself.