Microphone volume too quiet

asked 2018-08-25 13:32:33 -0600

m_wynn gravatar image

Hi! I've tried using my microphone with multiple different sound cards on this Fedora 28 box and the recording volume is extremely quiet. I've done the obvious: bump the volume up all the way in pavucontrol and alsamixer. I've even ensured the issue isn't with pulse by running arecord directly on the device. If I scream into the mic, I hear sound, but no matter how much I increase the volume, it does not get loud enough to be useful.

This microphone works on another Fedora machine, so I don't know where to go from here. Is there a funny kernel parameter I might have set at one point that just makes the microphone really quiet?

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To summarize, the microphone works in all other systems except this F28 system. And all other microphones work fine in the same F28 system. Is that correct?

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2018-08-25 22:15:21 -0600 )edit