[alsa-devel] Fwd: Dell Studio 14, internal mic

Alistair Boyle alistair.js.boyle at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 19:25:22 CEST 2009

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> At Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:18:11 -0400,
> Alistair Boyle wrote:
>> 2. It should be the "capture" control that Skype or some other
>> application should be twiddling to adjust recording volume
>> automatically? Is it this control that should come first when they are
>> enumerated, or is there some property that is missing from this
>> control to tell the application which control to use? (ie: is there
>> anything the alsa-driver does to help the application get this right?)
> The "Capture" volume is available.  Skype should choose it as default.
> Isn't it just the old saved setup that screws up?

Clearing ~/.Skype and restarting gets the same behavior. Skype is
playing the "front mic" control instead of "capture". I see a bunch of

> ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hdmi

errors on the console when it modifies the "front mic" control. This
is with skype-


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