PaulNM on 6 Jul 2008 20:03:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Suggestions for Troubleshooting Microphone

Casey Bralla wrote:
> Could somebody suggest some troubleshooting steps for me to figure out why my microphone doesn't work on my Gentoo AMD-64 "unstable" system?
> Although my sound works fine, I can't get my microphone to pick up (no signal).   Previously, it has worked fine.   I've verified that the hardware is all correct by booting to Kubuntu live CD and everything is fine there.
> I've checked the obvious thing of mixer levels and inputs.

You mention mixer(s), but not which one. What about in alsamixer? Does 
it show up as MM, or with a number? If it's muted there (MM), hitting 
the "m" key should unmute it.

Also, Have you tried from other programs? Check the use flags of 
whatever you're trying.

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