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Microphone and Alsamixer
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tb
2018-03-26 19:36:13 UTC
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I am using Slackware 14.2, 64-bit.

Every time that I want to use Skype For Linux, I have to launch
alsamixer, F6 to select my dedicated sound card, press the space bar
for Front Mi(crophone) and Mic(rophone) channels, and increase the
volume for the Input channel. After that the microphone works with
Skype.

The problem is that the settings do not stick, even after having issued
the command (as superuser):

alsactrl store

What do I need to do in order to have alsamixer permanently store the
settings? I also tried PulseAudio Volume Control but nothing there made
my microphone work.
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tb
Lew Pitcher
2018-03-26 19:42:44 UTC
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Post by tb
I am using Slackware 14.2, 64-bit.
Every time that I want to use Skype For Linux, I have to launch
alsamixer, F6 to select my dedicated sound card, press the space bar
for Front Mi(crophone) and Mic(rophone) channels, and increase the
volume for the Input channel. After that the microphone works with
Skype.
The problem is that the settings do not stick, even after having issued
alsactrl store
What permissions does /etc/asound.state have?
Post by tb
What do I need to do in order to have alsamixer permanently store the
settings?
So long as you have write access to /etc/asound.state, you shouldn't have to
do anything other than
alsactl store
to save the alsa mixer settings for later restoration. In fact,
/etc/rc.d/rc.alsa should restore any state stored in /etc/asound.state.

One thing to check; what (if anything) does your desktop environment do to
the sound settings? KDE, for instance, will alter the sound configuration to
match it's own defaults and settings, no matter what the asound.state has in
it.
Post by tb
I also tried PulseAudio Volume Control but nothing there made
my microphone work.
HTH
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Lew Pitcher
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