microphone not recording

stan goedigi89__e at cox.net
Tue Jul 15 01:44:39 UTC 2008

Marcelo M. Garcia wrote:
> Hi.
> I have been trying to get my mic work with Skype and Fedora 9. Skype 
> only works when the device in "Sound In" is set to "ICH6,0", not the 
> "Default Device (default)". The test call works, but I cannot hear my 
> voice.
Don't know anything about Skype.  Have read there are 
some problems in passing.
> The default (System-> preferences-> Hardware-> sound-> Sound Capture) is 
> set to ALSA. The default mixer is "Intel ICH6 (Alsa mixer)".
> I tried to use the "Sound Recorder" tool to see if the mic was working, 
> but when I try to use, the file is saved, but again no sound.
> I think the problem could be in permission to the device. Which one?
> /dev/dsp?
I don't think so.  This is for OSS.
> Thanks
> Marcelo
Bring up alsamixer (either at a command line or via the 
menu) and hit F4.  You should see the capture screen. 
Turn on the mic and boost and give the mic some volume. 
  That should give you capture sound.

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