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Ekiga microphone problem Linux Mint

Micheal Johnson
Hello,

I'm having a problem with setting up Ekiga under Linux Mint 17 64-bit MATE Edition. The problem is that the sound from my audio input is being played back through my own audio output.

The problem is most certainly not caused by bad acoustic setup on the other person's end of the call because I muted the other person's speakers and the problem still occurred. I've also tried muting all input-related controls in alsamixer, pavucontrol and mate-volume-control, but either the problem persists or my audio input gets turned off completely (i.e. the recipient can't hear me either).

I really don't know what could be causing this, and it has never happened before with other programs that use the audio input.

Thanks,

Micheal

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Re: Ekiga microphone problem Linux Mint

David Ford
Hi Michael

Mate (on Fedora 19, here) has problems with audio set up at the moment - a pity because it was working a few months ago - try switching to, say, Cinnamon and setting the audio through there - slow and clunky as it is Cinnamon does allow the audio devices to be changed.
My experience, anyway.

David 

On 29 January 2015 at 09:54, Micheal Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

I'm having a problem with setting up Ekiga under Linux Mint 17 64-bit MATE Edition. The problem is that the sound from my audio input is being played back through my own audio output.

The problem is most certainly not caused by bad acoustic setup on the other person's end of the call because I muted the other person's speakers and the problem still occurred. I've also tried muting all input-related controls in alsamixer, pavucontrol and mate-volume-control, but either the problem persists or my audio input gets turned off completely (i.e. the recipient can't hear me either).

I really don't know what could be causing this, and it has never happened before with other programs that use the audio input.

Thanks,

Micheal

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Re: Ekiga microphone problem Linux Mint

Micheal Johnson
I was hoping to NOT have to change desktop environments... Does anyone have any other ideas?

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:03 AM, David Ford <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Michael

Mate (on Fedora 19, here) has problems with audio set up at the moment - a pity because it was working a few months ago - try switching to, say, Cinnamon and setting the audio through there - slow and clunky as it is Cinnamon does allow the audio devices to be changed.
My experience, anyway.

David 

On 29 January 2015 at 09:54, Micheal Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

I'm having a problem with setting up Ekiga under Linux Mint 17 64-bit MATE Edition. The problem is that the sound from my audio input is being played back through my own audio output.

The problem is most certainly not caused by bad acoustic setup on the other person's end of the call because I muted the other person's speakers and the problem still occurred. I've also tried muting all input-related controls in alsamixer, pavucontrol and mate-volume-control, but either the problem persists or my audio input gets turned off completely (i.e. the recipient can't hear me either).

I really don't know what could be causing this, and it has never happened before with other programs that use the audio input.

Thanks,

Micheal

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Re: Ekiga microphone problem Linux Mint

David Ford
Hi Michael
If you tried a different desktop manager and Ekiga worked it would prove that it was a Mate problem (my bet) rather than an Ekiga issue.

Or maybe you could just try the Mate Desktop people and complain that they've broken the sound device selection again - it didn't work for ages - then it worked fine until a couple of updates ago - now it's broken.

I really like Mate but I use a few different audio devices - usb sound card, web cam, and so on. Every so often I have to switch to Cinnamon because they break the audio device selection. I'm running old(er) hardware and Gnome doesn't work very well for me, if you can run Gnome then try that.

Cinnamon looks good but it's a pain - how can you have a menu that takes longer to load that Libre Office? - but at least the audio works. Sometimes I login with Cinnamon, set up the audio device I want then log out and log back in with Mate - that seems keep the settings.

What a phaff!

David


On 29 January 2015 at 10:47, Micheal Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
I was hoping to NOT have to change desktop environments... Does anyone have any other ideas?

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:03 AM, David Ford <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Michael

Mate (on Fedora 19, here) has problems with audio set up at the moment - a pity because it was working a few months ago - try switching to, say, Cinnamon and setting the audio through there - slow and clunky as it is Cinnamon does allow the audio devices to be changed.
My experience, anyway.

David 

On 29 January 2015 at 09:54, Micheal Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

I'm having a problem with setting up Ekiga under Linux Mint 17 64-bit MATE Edition. The problem is that the sound from my audio input is being played back through my own audio output.

The problem is most certainly not caused by bad acoustic setup on the other person's end of the call because I muted the other person's speakers and the problem still occurred. I've also tried muting all input-related controls in alsamixer, pavucontrol and mate-volume-control, but either the problem persists or my audio input gets turned off completely (i.e. the recipient can't hear me either).

I really don't know what could be causing this, and it has never happened before with other programs that use the audio input.

Thanks,

Micheal

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Re: Ekiga microphone problem Linux Mint

Eugen Dedu-2
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On 29/01/15 10:54, Micheal Johnson wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm having a problem with setting up Ekiga under Linux Mint 17 64-bit MATE
> Edition. The problem is that the sound from my audio input is being played
> back through my own audio output.
>
> The problem is most certainly not caused by bad acoustic setup on the other
> person's end of the call because I muted the other person's speakers and
> the problem still occurred. I've also tried muting all input-related
> controls in alsamixer, pavucontrol and mate-volume-control, but either the
> problem persists or my audio input gets turned off completely (i.e. the
> recipient can't hear me either).
>
> I really don't know what could be causing this, and it has never happened
> before with other programs that use the audio input.

Look at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=688162, maybe it helps.

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