1. Microphone Problem (Waleed Hamra)

Rod Lovett rodlovett at ozemail.com.au
Mon May 23 01:09:19 UTC 2011

Hi yes in Natty, pulseaudio is a dead duck and the developers are not 
interested at all about this it seems, they bounced any emails about it 
as they only talk to themselves not humble users, the plebs.

Anyway apt-get autoremove pulseaudio

reboot and in ALSA make sure the full controls are there, you will have 
to move some as by default they are not there. Go to settings 'configure 
channels' and drag and drop them.

Note DIGITAL must be on, and the correct number of channels in my case 2 
channels applied otherwise you get nothing on microphone for skype etc, 
also the booster microphone must be on a bit.
The speaker sound of your voice unfortunately remains on, this is a pest 
I solved it by having a mike you can turn on and off manually.
The automagic has gone for sound configuration in Natty, and they will 
take ages if ever to fix it, it is like running unstable sid as an OS.

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 04:53:39 +0300 From: Waleed Hamra 
<kubuntu-users at whamra.com> To: Kubuntu user technical support 
<kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> Subject: Microphone Problem Message-ID: 
<4DD326A3.3080209 at whamra.com> Content-Type: text/plain; 
charset="iso-8859-1" i'm having a very weird problem. i have never 
thought of using my microphone before, but this week, i decided to give 
it a try. after some fiddling with alsamixer, i managed to see what 
controls i need to control its volume, and what levels are acceptable 
between high enough volume, and not too high to cause nasty feedback 
loops. so basically, now when i speak into the microphone, i hear my 
sound coming from the speakers. i thought all is fine... but alas... no 
NONE of the programs i tried managed to detect the faintest of sounds. i 
tried skype, i tried audacity, i tried arecorder, even ran virtualbox 
and checked Windows' sound recorder, nothing, they all hear nothing, 
yet... i am hearing myself during all the tests, on the speakers... this 
is really really confusing. anyone has any ideas?
-- Waleed K. Hamra Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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