How to enable your microphone in openSUSE/SLED

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# Double -click the speaker icon in the menu bar of your openSUSE/SLED Desktop

# volume control | edit | preferences

1. Check the following boxes

    1. Master
    2. PCM
    3. CD
    4. Microphone
    5. Mic Boost
    6. Mic Boost (may show up twice, check both)
    7. Capture
    8. Close

mic-edit-preferences.png

# volume control

    1. Set the Master volume lever to a high value
    2. Select the “Capture” Tab
    3. Under the Microphone and the capture Levers, there are are two icons: a speaker and a microphone: Set click them to remove the red cross from them and to activate them
    4. Set the Mic and Capture levers to a high level
    5. Select File / Quit

Before (Disabled Mic):
mic-disabled_1.png

After (Enabled Mic):
mic-enabled_1.png

# Now, test the Microphone (from the terminal):

    1. arecord -f cd test.wav (Ctrl-C to stop)
    2. aplay test.wav
    3. Can you hear your voice? If yes, fine. If no: Sorry.. another approach to fix your problem failed. Good luck.
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