webcam integrated microphone problem
Logitech webcam C170 integrated microphone is not working with Debian 6.0.5
The webcam integrated microphone is working on the same machine with Ubuntu 10.04.4
Debian 6.0.5 / Kernel 2.6.32-5-686 / ALSA 1.0.23 / USB Webcam Logitech C170 /
basic audio :
0 [NVidia]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia HDA NVidia at 0xfb100000 irq 23
1 [C170]: USB-Audio - Webcam C170 Webcam C170 at usb-0000:00:02.1-4, high speed
$ arecord -l
card 1: C170 [Webcam C170], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
$ arecord hw:1,0 -d 10 /tmp/test-mic.wav
$ aplay /tmp/test-mic.wav
gives : no sound
Could configure Skype to hook up the Webcam's microphone, but the sound recorder stopped working because Skype changed some ALSA parameters.
How can I make the Webcam's microphone to the default device for "all" applications. Switching ALSA parameters for each application is a bit boring. Thanks for answers.
Found the following solution :
The following ALSA configuration setting uses the default sound card as playback device (hw:0,0) and sets hw:1,0 to become the default capture device.
Editing the "~/.asoundrc" for a specific user
Editing the "/etc/asound.conf" for system-wide settings
Restart ALSA (after editing ): /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart