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Re: [opensuse] live mic
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 23:52:32 -0900
  • Message-id: <200701022352.33068.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 02 January 2007 22:08, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> just discovered something I don't understand:  I have a microphone
> connected to the machine, and a couple of speakers.  But the mic is
> activating the speakers!  This should not be.  The mic should only be
> activated when something like Skype tells the system to connect the mic to
> the outgoing message.  Skype is vox-operated--when you talk into the mic,
> the incoming audio is cut off, and the mic becomes predominant.  When you
> stop talking the incoming audio rules.  Otherwise, there is feedback, which
> I noticed the last couple of times I tried to use Skype.

Well sometimes this is caused by having the so-called "capture"
input checked. This takes what you hear and pumps it back into the
input. Infact some windows drivers call this option "what you hear".

The only input source you want lit up (little red lights in Kmix) is mic
and not Capture.

Then again it could be the flaky Intel driver problems many have
posted about.

John Andersen
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