Sound input continuously reset to "mute"

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Tue Oct 14 16:27:11 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 18:12 +0200, Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> Il giorno Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:00:24 -0400
> Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at> ha scritto:
> > Are you using GNOME's volume thing or alsamixer?  If GNOME's, does
> > using alsamixer make a difference?  Wondering if it's a bug in the
> > mixer applet...
> I thought that too, but removing the mixer from the panel didn't change
> things. I managed to skype for more than an hour today by just unmuting
> capture while talking, but now this doesn't work anymore (I expect that
> a reboot will "fix" it but am unsure.

But if you use alsamixer on the command line to unmute it (arrow keys to
move around, and M to mute/unmute), does it stay unmuted after you exit
alsamixer (by hitting escape)?

Mackenzie Morgan
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