Description of problem:Internal microphone on Acer D250 and other Acers and laptops not working in Skype and other VOIP applications. Appears to effect only applications that use a mono capture where the hardware has stereo hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):Fedora 14 (and previous versions too)
Steps to Reproduce:Open Skype or Linphone on an Acer D250. The internal microphone does not work.
Additional info:After some research, I see that this is a problem on other distributions too. It seems that this is happening only when a stereo microphone is used as the plug in type headsets with mono microphones do not exhibit this problem. It has been observed that in the case of the stereo microphone, one channel is being inverted before mixdown to a mono signal resulting in a cancelling effect and no signal. By turning either the left or right channel down to 0%, this problem disappears. It may be that I have reported the incorrect component name because I do not know where this is happening in the sound system. Somewhere in the sound system there is an inversion of either the left or right channel in the capture.
It seems as if this problem is not fixed in 15 either
Created attachment 515108 [details]
Text file of alsa-information
It also does not work on an Acer Aspire One 722
Is the driver version in the kernel the problem? This thread from Fedora Forum would seem to indicate so. The kernel has the driver at 1.0.23 whereas all the ALSA utilities that are in Fedora 15 are at 1.0.24.
I noticed something of interest. After dumping Gnome Shell and most of Gnome (with the exception of parts needed to keep some software running) in favor of XFCE, I noticed in Alsa mixer, that I had different options for HDA ATI SB (Alsa mixer), including switches for Mic B, Mic C, Mic E, and Mic F. Options are for Mic Boost with a drop-down menu for 0, 10, 20, 30, or 40 dB. I played around with the settings and with the microphone set for Mic F and 40dB boost, I was able to get sound input through the built-in microphone in both Audacity and Skype.
The XFCE mixer plugin for the panelhas the Sound Card listed as Playback: Internal Audio Analog Stereo (PulseAudio), the Mixer track as Master, and the Left-click command to bring up xfce4-mixer.
It seems as this is the case with laptop with a mono mic. You need to install alsa gui and lower one mic channel. This fixed the issue for me
(In reply to comment #5)
> It seems as this is the case with laptop with a mono mic. You need to install
> alsa gui and lower one mic channel. This fixed the issue for me
Yes, this is a workaround (and I have been using this) but somewhere in the sound system, most likely in the driver for specific hardware, a channel is getting inverted before being mixed-down to mono.
Anyone tried pavucontrol?
BTW Changing priority to high
Something changed. I no longer have the same options. Now I have mic, mic 1 and internal mic as the options. I can select the internal mic as an option and I am able to record with Audacity using the internal mic. However, with Skype, I cannot get any microphone input.
I too am in the same situation as Stephen Haffly.
Is there a way to use "Internal mic" as pulseaudio's default audio input (instead of "mic")?
Posted a separate bug report for AO722 specifically: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802316
The solution https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802316 worked for me too.
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