Re: testing microphone - how?
On Tuesday 24 March 2009 17:21:06 Thorny wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:26:33 +0000, Lisi Reisz posted:
> > I am trying to test a microphone by some method other than ringing the
> > same poor person repeatedly by VOIP.
> > I have tried to run record applications, but cannot seem to get the
> > applications going (so far Audacity and KRec).
> Hi Lisi,
> This sounds interesting. Why can't you get them going
I have no idea - I have never used either but would like them to try and
record something so that I can test the mike.
> and what do you mean
> by "going"?
I can't persuade them to do anything recognisable to me. But then I have
never before tried to use a mike on a computer. All I want to use it for
now, is to use Twinkle to make telephone calls. But I so far only have one
SipGate number - and there is a limit to how often I feel able to make the
poor chap on the other end of it carry on a one-sided conversation.
> I suppose you've already checked in your mixer that mic input isn't muted,
Yes. Everything is on maximum in KMix, and I tried to set "capture" and "+20"
and various other bits in alsamixergui. Not very successfully because I
can't make sense of the colours and symbols and alsamixer doesn't go in for
words much. :-( I shall persue this line a bit more.
> What is your soundcard,
Card: NVidia nForce2, chip: Realtek ALC650F
> any known issues with it with Lenny, if that is
> what you use?
D'oh! I haven't checked. Everything else I have thrown at it has Just
Worked, including the earphone part of this headset.
I did have to adjust the mixer settings to get it to work, way back in the
mists of time when I first went from Etch to Lenny, tho' it had worked fine
in Sarge and Etch. And I have just finally found the thread about this from
when it happened, and have not yet worked thro' it all. I was looking on the
wrong list - it was on Debian Women, not here.
But I have recently reinstalled Lenny, and deliberately lost all my config
files (It's a long story.....) and audio is working fine still.
> ALSA working fine for other sounds on your system?
See above. No problems at all with playing sound - and I actually think that
it may now (after my last lot of fiddling) be transmitting/recording sound.
I just need to test it somehow! While sparing my poor friend - I don't want
him to become an ex-friend. ;-)
I have yet to try Sinan Can İmamoğlu's suggestions, tho' I shall certainly do