In system -> Preference -> Sound Preferences: HDA Intel ALC269 Analog (OSS) for sound events/Music and Movies/Audio Conferencing. Playback and Capture. (for some reason I have two of these that show in the drop down list). HDA Intel (Alsa Mixer) for Default Mixer Tracks.
System is a Eee 900a - 4 Gb SSD - 1 Gig ram. Running Skype "stand alone" 184.108.40.206
ps: Worst case, is there an alternative to Skype? Pidgin and Amsn do not support sound with Windows based MSN...
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:28 am Posts: 15
eeePC model: 900A
Hi, try this in console:
arecord -D plughw:0,0 -f cd blah.wav
To record on the first found sound card main channel. Then speak while its recording, and press ctrl-C when finished. then use
aplay -D plughw:0,0 blah.wav
To hear it. If this doesnt work, then your mic settings are not correct. It is possible to control the mixer from the console. I will use these commands instead of the gui tools, because here I can be sure they should work.
amixer -c 0 set Capture 100 cap
sets the microphone to 100 volume and unmutes recording.
amixer -c 0 set PCM 100 unmute amixer -c 0 set Master 100 unmute
To set the output volume to 100 and unmute playback channel, one of these two at least is required. Using both doesnt hurt.
After these commands you can try from step 1 again.
If you get it to work, choose something like hw:Cardname, 0 in Skype as the sound device for playback and recording. It should work well in Skype too. -- Vermind
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:26 pm Posts: 1
eeePC model: 4g non-surf (701)
Aurora version: Standard 2.0
I have applied all the steps and they work great. In skype I make a test sound and it works. The test call, however, doesn't repeat my words. Am I making the test call properly? I click on the phone icon, talk, then press the phone icon again. I don't hear anything. Could it be that my port is being blocked by my isp? It happens with bittorrent and amule. Hummm. Dunno. Weirderer and weirderer.
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