[pulseaudio-discuss] usb headset microphone will not work with pulseaudio

John Frankish j-frankish at slb.com
Sun Oct 28 23:12:57 PDT 2012

> > The alsa-info.sh log from the mac mini (the usb headset will not stay connected on the dell e6220 long enough for it to work) is at:
> >
> > http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=5e7f45089ce82985c003fa2608bed82726ebbdf6
> you need to find out the usb problem in system log of your e6220

OK - I'll take a look. Note that the usb headset works fine on this machine under win7

> how many audio jacks do your macmini have ?
> seem only line in support jack detect, internal mic support balanced but
> ext mic does not support jack detect

There are two audio jacks:

1. An analogue headset/external speakers jack. Note that in order for the external speakers to work, I need to use HDA Analyser to change the settings otherwise things remain stuck on the internal speaker. I did not try an analogue headset.

2. An analogue line-in jack. I tried this with a powered condenser microphone - I can hear a recording, but the level is too low for practical use.

I'm not sure there is an internal microphone connected - shouting at the mac mini box does not produce an audible recording :P

Thanks for your help and suggestions so far.

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