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    Selecting mic source - shouldnt this be easy ?

    Ubuntu 12.04

    I have a MB with input / output for audio, I have a usb webcam with also a mic. When I choose sound settings and select the input tab I see both the built-in audio and the webcam. But when I select the webcam it always shows the settings for the built in audio (at least this is what the label shows), not the webcam. That is until I restart pulseaudio then I can select with issue. Any ideas what steps I can take to look into this issue further ? Most articles stop at this point but for me to go through this process everytime I startup seems insane...

    thx
    Nz

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    Re: Selecting mic source - shouldnt this be easy ?

    Hi notzippy.

    I have a similar setup: onboard mic, and a Logitech webcam with a mic included.

    I'm afraid I don't understand your particular problem. In my case, I can select the webcam's before launching Skype, and everything works OK.

    Is the option not available? Could you post an screenshot?

    Regards.

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    Re: Selecting mic source - shouldnt this be easy ?

    The other oddity is that I cannot have my webcam plugged in during startup or NONE of my sound (input or output) are recognized.

    Here is a picture after I plugged in the webcam.

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    Re: Selecting mic source - shouldnt this be easy ?

    I see it now.

    Does the settings work? That is, are you able to set the mic input volume, and to mute it?

    If so, it is a minor bug (presentation). If not, it is an ugly bug.

    In any case, I would recommend you to report it in Launchpad.

    Regards.

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