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Feb 25, 2011

First off, this isn't the usual "physical" feedback of a speaker being too close to the mic. This mic is part of a headset so there's no way for the output and input to overlap and cause feedback. This mic has worked perfectly for me in the past, but I recently re-installed my OS and it hasn't worked since.

It seems as if my audio out is getting redirected to microphone in. If I open up and sound recording program while I have some audio being output, the output will get echoed back in through the microphone channel, although any actual microphone input is never picked up. I can blow or scream into the mic and there's no indication at all that Linux is picking it up.

I'm running ArchLinux with ALSA. I've gone into alsa mixer and played with just about every channel in every way I can think of, and none of the options seem to fix the problem.

How should I fix this? I use my mic pretty much constantly when I'm on the computer, being without it sucks.

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I'm running Maverick right now, but the problem also occurs with Lucid. My sound card is a creative X-Fi Titanium (emu20k2). Audio playback is fine, surround is fine, etc. Audio capture is "fine" too - the problem is that the microphone picks up everything that the headset is outputting. This is very strange since the headset is a noice-cancelling headset and in order for that to happen on other platforms (windows) I essentially have to turn the volume up to astronomical levels. As always, this doesn't happen on windows.

Needless to say this poses somewhat of a problem with VoIP applications since folks I'm interacting with constantly hear themselves echoed back by me. The only solution is to tune down the microphone volume but that adds another problem: people can no longer hear me clearly.

So my question is: is there a way to enable echo reduction for Pulse Audio so that the mic doesn't constantly capture what's coming from the outputs? And yes - when I look at the "input" tab in the sound preferences application I can see the marker move if I speak - same with pavucontrol

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After a fresh X start, Flash works without any problems for a day or so but then at some point the audio starts to freeze in a loop (sounds like an old record with a scratch) and the video also freezes up. This happens while listening to, but the same problem affects other flash videos on other sites but apparently only if they have an audio track, so I think it is mostly an audio buffer problem.Restarting Firefox doesn't seem to help but when I log out and start a new session (rebooting is not necessary) it is fine again.Does anybody else have that problem? I couldn't find anything so far and I don't have rootaccess to this machine, so I'm a bit restricted.Does anybody know which files flash writes to for buffering stuff? Maybe I can just delete a file that has been somehow corrupted instead of restarting? It's quite annoying if you have lots of applications running

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I ran these commands so far with these results - while i was following the audio troubleshooting guide (SDB:Audio troubleshooting - openSUSE

But i have NO audio playback problems - movies, games, music all play well. And the Microphone guid has a broken link

I tried to change my 50-sound.conf file (i read it on a forum, I'm new to linux troubleshooting) from this:
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Dec 13, 2009

i just upgraded from Skype to 2.1.047. Now my microphone isn't working anymore and i cannot select it in the skype options. From now on i can only select the PulseAudio server ..

So i have read some howtos for PulseAudio. They say i should starte PulseAudio Volume Control. ok.. Now i should go to the tab "Recording". This tab doesnt exist on my pc. I upgraded to the latest version of this volume control. It still doesnt exist.

I am using OpenSuse 11.0 with KDE4.3

Here are some screenshots:


PS: My mic is still working with applications, that dont use pulseaudio.

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I have been search now for hours to find a solution (also here on the forum) for this and getting really frustrated now. Maybe i'm just missing something really obvious, so sorry if this is a stupid question.

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PS: I checked out this thread, but haven't figured out how to adjust the volumes.

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