Fedora doesn't capture sound from USB microphone

asked 2019-04-23 10:12:15 -0500

rahmu gravatar image

As the title mentions, Fedora won't capture sound from my otherwise working USB Microphone (Blue Yeti). Some info:

  • The mic is detected properly and appears in the Settings > Sound menu.
  • I can also see the microphone properly detected in alsamixer and pavucontrol (and made sure nothing is muted there).
  • The mic appears correctly in lsusb output.
  • If I plug in my headset directly into the mic, I can hear the sound capture properly, leading me to assume that the microphone does pick up sound, but it's not being captured by Fedora.
  • I've tried multiple profiles in pavucontrol (Analog Stereo Duplex, Analog Stereo Input, ...) with the same result.
  • I tried the microphone on another computer and it works.

I don't know how to proceed troubleshooting this issue. Any help?

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is it possible, that it's defult sound level is just set to "low" and you need to increase it in pavucontrol ? Do you see a moving bar in the inputs tab, when you speak ?

rdtcustomercare gravatar imagerdtcustomercare ( 2019-04-26 03:16:41 -0500 )edit

I can see the bar, but no sound can make it move. On the same panel, I see the equivalent bar for my "built-in Audio analog Stereo" does in fact move, so I identified which bar you're talking about.

rahmu gravatar imagerahmu ( 2019-04-26 11:33:43 -0500 )edit