Re: How to debug microphone?
On Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:40:49 +0200, Felix Natter writes:
> I'd like to use my microphone, but when I use gnome-sound-recorder, and
> - select "Record from input: Front Mic" it doesn't record anything.
> - select "Record from input: Line In" and attach a headset to the 3.5mm
> mic input (Laptop) it doesn't record anything.
> Audio play works fine in all applications.
> I am running Debian Lenny. How can I debug this?
The steps I would recommend are as follows.
1) Make sure with alsamixer that mics are not muted.
2) Start arecord with vumeter enabled, that is,
arecord -V /tmp/foo.wav
and see if vumeter changes.
3) On failure, go to (1).