[linux-audio-user] Microphone not working

Daniel James daniel at mondodesigno.com
Wed Mar 5 10:59:01 EST 2003

> Unless you are using a preamp for your mic you will not have any gain so
> the only way you can get sound in is to shout very loudly

Some sound cards do have a 1/8 inch microphone jack which works with dynamic 
mics. If it's marked as 'mic' rather than 'line' then it could be the right 
level input. Try your mixer application (eg aumix or alsamixer) to see if the 
mic channel is selected as an input, or has been muted.


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