for fedora 9
here, pulseaudio comes in...
you don't know if the there is a pulseaudio sound server, nor, if there
were, how it can be (re)started.
before you hear your own voice after typing in
cat /dev/dsp > /dev/dsp
and speaking into your PC you just are not ready for skype...
perhaps these two processes should run (?) on your system for sound...
2482 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --log-target=syslog
2486 ? S 0:00 /usr/libexec/pulse/gconf-helper
the first one is the pulse-audio-server, which does not come from
/usr/sbin... (from where it could be started only by root). the idea
behind this is: each user can start his own sound-server on the system,
taking input from whatever this user chooses and bringing output to
whatever output this user chooses. so, on one hw system, many sound
server can be active at the same time.
you must not be root.
if your system uses pulseaudio throughout, you may not need the
following alsamixer step, which is for the older also-sound system.
if you get the error-message, that probably your sound server is not
running, reboot, because you don't know how to (re)start the sound
server with the system running. after the system comes up type alsamixer
you should see three views: playback, capture, and all. you change
between views typing TAB.
you go into the capture view. below the pile you should see L and R and
below that CAPTUR, and below that you should see the percentage of the
pile, and below that you see the <CAPTURE> selector (red on blue ground).
give that pile an approp length/percentage.
click ESC to exit alsamixer.
now comes again pulseaudio, so do not miss this step:
then - mehr schwieriger jetzt - give the volume-control in the
gnome-panel at the very right hand side a right-click, and then select
Open Volume Control.
The Volume Control ESS Maestro03 PCI (Alsa mixer) windows opens.
You may also select this application going through
Here, you must see four tabs: Playback, Recording, Switches, Options.
If you see only playback, klick Edit/Preferences and select all
sub-applications you consider important.
on the playback tab, master, PCM, and microphone must have an approp
pile and must not be muted.
on the recording tab, you see the Capture pile, which also must be of
approp length, and must not be muted.
on the Switches tab, you must select/check Microphone Capture.
on the Options tab, you must select Mic1 (we only have one Microphone).
and then you must reboot your system, because you don't know, how to
(re)start the sound server.
and then you should hear yourself when speaking into your PC with
cat /dev/dsp > /dev/dsp
and also the skype ca'' testing service should work.
Antonio M wrote:
2008/9/17 Antonio M <antonio.montagnani(a)gmail.com>:
> 2008/9/17 Antonio M <antonio.montagnani(a)gmail.com>:
>> 2008/9/17 JoaoCid <no-reply-gw(a)fcp.surfsite.org>:
>>> Also, many thanks for the feedback!
>>> In fact, I've done that before also without success...
>>> I've tried again, and I have the following selected in
>>> -Line-In capture
>>> -CD capture
>>> -Microphone capture
>>> -Mic Boost (+20db)
>>> -Mic select
>>> -PC speaker
>>> -External amplifier
>>> -High-Pass filter enable
>>> Which enables the following in the switches tab:
>>> -Line-In capture [selected]
>>> -CD capture [not selected]
>>> -Microphone capture [selected]
>>> -Mic boost (+20db) [selected]
>>> -External amplifier [selected]
>>> -High-Pass filter enable [selected]
>>> And also 2 additional tabs:
>>> 1st tab is "options", and holds "Mic Select", from which
I can try to select Mic1 or Mic2
>>> 2n tab is "recording", and holds 2 controls for "capture"
>>> Still doesn't work... and I am affraid that there's something really
stupid that I am doing/missing without knowing it... as I still find strange that the
console version of alsamixer only sees "master" and "capture", and
this last without further items (like Mic1, Mic2 or else) to select (which I learned I
could do with the space key, after "capture" is previously selected with the
>>> Well, sorry for this long post, but I tried to cover it all... hoping for
some additional hints!
>>> Oh, and by the way, just reminding about the environment:
>>> FC8, Intel on-board sound-card, and using an output amplifier from Creative
(which shouldn't matter at all...)
>>> Again, thanks
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>> I checked my system that is playing by an Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family)
>> HD Audio Controller
>> Playback is fine but I cannot record!!!
>> I have the following slides in Playback:
>> Line in boost
>> Mic Boost
>> Internal Mic Boost
>> And in recording only Capture
>> Input Source is: Internal Mic
>> When I start Sound recorder I get the message that capture settings
>> are not correct (But everything is selected and slides are up)
>> And until latest updates in F9 Skype could work, now I have sound in
>> but no way to have sound out.
>> Antonio Montagnani
>> Skype : antoniomontag
> forgot to say that in alsamixer I have only Master and Capture.
> My Smolt page is: pub_e6353e96-ff90-440d-8c02-30efa9b752f2
> Antonio Montagnani
> Skype : antoniomontag
Funny....as running kernel 126.96.36.199-108.fc9.i686, SKype is working,
running kernel-188.8.131.52-29.fc9.i686 Skype has no microphone
recording.....I blame kernel for it.