[pulseaudio-discuss] Mic not working with PA
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Wed Sep 23 12:05:44 PDT 2009
'Twas brillig, and remrot at gmail.com at 23/09/09 19:29 did gyre and gimble:
> Thanks a lot for your help!
> I tried everything you suggested (except for checking /etc/pulse diffs,
> I'll do that later) without any luck. But I attached the output of
> 'pacmd list' as well as screenshots of pavucontrol and alsamixer. Imho,
> everything looks right. When recording with audacity, I can select (in
> pavucontrol) between the device itself and "monitor of" the device. When
> selecting the device, the "recording cursor" in audacity does not even
> move (but flickers). When selecting the monitor, the cursor moves but
> records nothing but silence (look at the volume meter). Dito with the
> gnome-sound-recorder (he even crashes on exit when recording directly
> from the device instead of the monitor). I couldn't find a place where I
> can set the monitor as the default recording device. I can only change
> that after recording has started, which is quiet confusing... what's the
> point of these "monitors" btw?
Monitors allow you to hear what is coming out of a speaker (think of a
band playing at a live gig, they use monitors to hear their own
playing). So for every output sink there is a "monitor" source that goes
If you were to record from a monitor and then play some audio you should
hear that coming back in.
It's odd that things are not working tho' :s Perhaps the live CD uses
tsched=0 mode in it's default.pa? The output from pacmd list again on
the live cd should provide a good comparison.
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