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Hello, every time I start up Kubuntu 12.4 my mic doesn't work. So, all I do to fix it is go to terminal enter alsa and change the capture settings ...
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    ALSA sound issue


    Hello, every time I start up Kubuntu 12.4 my mic doesn't work. So, all I do to fix it is go to terminal enter alsa and change the capture settings and it works fine. How can I save the settings so I don't have to keep changing them manually. There is no save option just to press "esc". Do I need to edit a file or something?
    Thanks.

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    You will find the alsa configuration files in /etc/alsa. You can use the alsactl command with the store option after enabling your mic to save the current settings. Then (hopefully) they will be restored on next boot. Try this (after enabling the mic), either as root or sudo:
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    alsactl store
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Thanks for the reply. I get this "error" if that's what it could be called:
    will@will-CM1740-CM1740:~$ sudo alsactl store
    Home directory /home/will not ours.

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    Try this:
    Code:
    sudo su -
    alsactl store
    exit
    That will switch you to the root user in the /root directory. Hopefully that will shut up alsactl...
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I'm going to restart my pc now to see if it worked. This is was terminal "said"

    will@will-CM1740-CM1740:~$ sudo su -
    [sudo] password for will:
    root@will-CM1740-CM1740:~# alsactl store
    No protocol specified
    xcb_connection_has_error() returned true
    root@will-CM1740-CM1740:~# exit
    logout
    will@will-CM1740-CM1740:~$
    Edit: Yep, didn't work.

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    On my system I solved a kind of similar problem with a start up script. If my hardware sink is set at 100% voulme then all my sound subsystems (speakers, mike, virtual outputs, recording devices) all become extremely distorted. So I had to turn the sink volume down to 80%.

    I'm using XFCE. I went in to "session and startup" in the GUI and added the following custom command under "application autostart": pactl set-sink-volume 0 80%

    Perhaps a similar approach would solve your problem? Although I'm not sure what the command would be in this case.

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