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Re: Voice redirection: from mic. to speakers on wheezy laptop [was Mic. does not work...].

Good time of the day, Camaleón.

Thank You for Your time and answer.
You wrote:

> > Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
> >   Capabilities: cvolume cswitch penum
> >   Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right Limits: Capture 0 - 15
> >   Front Left: Capture 15 [100%] [22.50dB] [off] Front Right:
> > Capture 15 [100%] [22.50dB] [off]
> > 
> > So. volume 100%, but both channels are off! May, You have an idea
> > how to turn it on?
> (...)
> I don't know how to engage your Capture ports *but* I can tell you
> how I can turn off mines on the fly: by opening the GNOME applet
> sound mixer and moving the "Microphone" slide to "Off" :-)
> So I guess that there has to be a tool to do this from command line.
> Let me do some search... got it:
> amixer set Capture cap → will toggle on Capture ports (L/R)
> amixer set Capture nocap → will toggle off Capture ports (L/R)

Oh! I have read the links You have provided me w/ and You will lough
probably - how simple the solution was! - The problem did lay in need
to press space on capture switch and that's it! - That turned the
above in question status "off" to "on". That simple! - For sure ALSA
developers did not go from the point of usability (i.e. volumes higher
than zero means on and vise versa) - Or at least they could inform user
that space key should be pressed in order the ALSA mixer will turn mic.

Wow! About 10 years I did not use that mic. - just for that wonderful
ALSA mixer feature! - You know it is not easy to guess - because of the
rumors of poorly supported hardware by linux OS - especially laptops! -
Sure, ALSA developers did add some oil to that fire.

OK, I've finished! :o)

N, I have another problem - sound is recorded by ALSA recorder and
played by ALSA player. But, I can not hear my voice directly - that is
from mic. to speakers - only through recorded file. Do You have any
clue on this? What can be the problem?

> >> options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m6-dmic
> > 
> > I did try so and rebooted. Result is no mic and some errors at boot
> > time
> > - but I have sound, still.
> > 
> > By the way, extra channels gone. - I tried then different
> > parameters for ALSA modules and restarted alsa-utils each time -
> > but it did not appear. So, I suppose at boot time something else
> > changes.
> Okay, then you can leave the alsa configuration file untouched as it
> was by default as this seems not to be the problem here.

Yes, that I did.

Camaleón, thank You very much for Your help - You can understand if
remind You about 10 years of not working mic.


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