On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 04:21:40 PM Anne Wilson wrote:
Whilst at Desktop Summit I want to do some work with a colleague who
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 built-in microphone.
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 go unnoticed.
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.
After much playing around I found that if I plugged in the external microphone
to the netbook, then set Google hangout to use Default (unexpected) I could
get sound working. It's not ideal as I will have to pack a microphone, so I'd
still like to know if anyone got the internal one working.
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