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No microhone sort of fixed in Kubuntu 11.04 32 bit

Rod Lovett
I could not use Skype due to no microphone being picked up in Kubuntu/
ubuntu natty 11.04 32bit.
It automagically did so in Meerkat and Lucid.
No automagic for natty, I had to apt-get remove pulseaudio then play
with ALSA settings on reboot which were not configured properly.
Microphones were all switched off as was line and boosters for mikes.
Then I did apt-get install pulseaudio and microphone worked.

The only problem is microphone is on all the time skype or not.
So where did the automagic stuff go I wonder?
Regards


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Re: No microhone sort of fixed in Kubuntu 11.04 32 bit

Scott Kitterman-3
On Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:20:39 PM Rod Lovett wrote:

> I could not use Skype due to no microphone being picked up in Kubuntu/
> ubuntu natty 11.04 32bit.
> It automagically did so in Meerkat and Lucid.
> No automagic for natty, I had to apt-get remove pulseaudio then play
> with ALSA settings on reboot which were not configured properly.
> Microphones were all switched off as was line and boosters for mikes.
> Then I did apt-get install pulseaudio and microphone worked.
>
> The only problem is microphone is on all the time skype or not.
> So where did the automagic stuff go I wonder?
> Regards

It's working fine for others, so this is probably a hardware specific bug.  
Please file a bug using 'ubuntu-bug audio' in your konsole shell.  That will
collect relevant additional information that is generally useful to the Ubuntu
devs that maintain that part of the system.

Scott K

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Re: No microhone sort of fixed in Kubuntu 11.04 32 bit

Lorenzo Bettini-3
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On 05/22/2011 05:20 AM, Rod Lovett wrote:

> I could not use Skype due to no microphone being picked up in Kubuntu/
> ubuntu natty 11.04 32bit.
> It automagically did so in Meerkat and Lucid.
> No automagic for natty, I had to apt-get remove pulseaudio then play
> with ALSA settings on reboot which were not configured properly.
> Microphones were all switched off as was line and boosters for mikes.
> Then I did apt-get install pulseaudio and microphone worked.
>
> The only problem is microphone is on all the time skype or not.
> So where did the automagic stuff go I wonder?
> Regards

I managed to solve this issue using pavucontrol.

I blogged about that:
http://tronprog.blogspot.com/2011/05/making-microphone-work-in-kubuntu-natty.html

hope this helps

Lorenzo

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Re: No microhone sort of fixed in Kubuntu 11.04 32 bit

Valorie Zimmerman
On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:00 AM, Lorenzo Bettini
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 05/22/2011 05:20 AM, Rod Lovett wrote:
>>
>> I could not use Skype due to no microphone being picked up in Kubuntu/
>> ubuntu natty 11.04 32bit.
>> It automagically did so in Meerkat and Lucid.
>> No automagic for natty, I had to apt-get remove pulseaudio then play
>> with ALSA settings on reboot which were not configured properly.
>> Microphones were all switched off as was line and boosters for mikes.
>> Then I did apt-get install pulseaudio and microphone worked.
>>
>> The only problem is microphone is on all the time skype or not.
>> So where did the automagic stuff go I wonder?
>> Regards
>
> I managed to solve this issue using pavucontrol.
>
> I blogged about that:
> http://tronprog.blogspot.com/2011/05/making-microphone-work-in-kubuntu-natty.html
>
> hope this helps
>
> Lorenzo

I have to add my good news here, before i forget. It turns out my
particular problem was hardware-specific, as ScottK suggested. So I
went to the #ubuntu-kernel channel, described the situation, and asked
how I could best file a useful bug. After looking through the results
of various tests they asked me to perform, they came up with the fix
for me, which worked! I now have headphones working again, as well the
the mic --- and as a bonus, Skype.

So after you have worked through the GUI tools, remember that we have
on our team some talented specialists. Just because they are experts
in the kernel doesn't mean they are gruff and dismissive! On the
contrary, they are friendly and helpful.

I did comment on a bug which I would not have found without their
help, reporting my success. So IF you have a ATI Radeon controller,
you might look at this bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/741825

Otherwise, visit the channel and see what help they have for you. :-)

Valorie


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