Monday, January 21, 2008

openSUSE 10.3 and microphone

Recently I've bought a microphone. While this device works fine without configuring on MS Windows, you need to apply some efforts to make it work on Linux.
On my current system (openSUSE 10.3) the sound recorder application KRecord did not recorded anything :) I've played with KMix for some time but I did not managed to record anything. Fortunately, I have more luck with Skype.
As it is correctly emphasized on some forums, the key option for making the microphone work fine on Linux is KMix > Switches > Mic Boost. It was disabled on my openSUSE by default. And if this option is disabled, your voice is almost not heard.
The bad thing is that this option is not saved. So, you have to enable it every time you boot your system.