Recording from a microphone

Ouattara Oumar Aziz wattazoum at
Sun Sep 3 08:21:13 UTC 2006

dalila at :
> Jon Grant wrote ..
>> Previously I found i had to use "alsamixer" from a terminal, to enable
>> my mic and get it to stay on (that was a previous release of kubuntu)
> i can hear myself when i speak thru the mic, but the self test with skype does not playback my voice and when i place a call 
> i am not heard at the other end 

which version of skype do you use?
The actual stable version 1.2 doesn't use alsa, it use /dev/dsp.

You may want to try skype 1.3 which use it.

maybe it should solve your problem.
If not, can you send screenshots of your mixer ?
what is the model of your computer ? is you mic an integrated one or 
external ?

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