Comment 210 for bug 275998

Wolter Hellmund (wolterh) wrote :

For all of you whose problem hasn't been solved, and whose sound input cannot be detected by pulseaudio yet, I think I have the solution.

1. Install [audacity]
2. Go to [preferences/devices] and select your sound card from the combobox under the [Recording] section.
NOTE: I have [ALSA] in the [Interface] section, [default] in the [Playback] section and [HDA Intel: ...] in the [Recording] section.
3. Back in the main window, play around with the microphone combobox and record until you get the right microphone (you replay what you recorded to see if you were successful)
NOTE: [Digital Mic:0] worked for me just fine.
4. Install [padevchooser] (PulseAudio Device Chooser) and open it. You will see an applet in your panel.
5. From its menu, select [Manager...]. Now go to the [Devices] tab and select your input source. Then click on [Properties] button.
NOTE: My input source's name is [alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo].
6. Click on [Show Volume Meter]. Here you are supposed to record as you did with [audacity], now that [audacity] sets the mic for pulse.

1. (Follow last guide from step #4).
2. Play with the [Volume] slider until you have decent settings.
NOTE: I have my slider at 200%.

1. Run [gstreamer-properties].
2. Select [PulseAudio Sound Server] as your default input.
NOTE: I have [Default] as my [Device]. There are two other devices labeled as [Unknown]. One is the same as [Default] (the mic) and the other one is the default output. Use this second one when you want to record what your computer plays.

If this guide worked for you, feel free to come by to #<email address hidden> and say hi to mezquitale and wolter. But mezquitale is the real mage here. He helped me out and gave me the audacity technique.