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I use a USB mike, for Skype. On installation Ubuntu finds it OK, and with a little tweaking, has been working fine. My on-board audio was failing, so I installed ...
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    A way to test microphone?


    I use a USB mike, for Skype. On installation Ubuntu finds it OK, and with a little tweaking, has been working fine.

    My on-board audio was failing, so I installed an audio card. Again, Ubuntu simply uses it with no problems.

    But at the same time my USB mike stopped working. I had made no changes in any configuration. But so far my "tweaking" has not made it work again.

    So the question: Is there a way to test a mike in Ubuntu? I can use the Skype test, but I would prefer to not have to call over and over again to make the test. I don't need a studio recording program, but simply a utility that can test mikes.

    Is there such a thing?

    Thanks for suggestions,

    Josť

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    Well, I have been looking for a way to get the mike to work with Skype, and found a very simple way to test if the mike itself works:

    cat /dev/dsp1 > /dev/dsp

    That plays the mike through the computer sound system.

    So at least I have gotten that far, so I guess the original thread can be closed.

    Josť

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