[arch-general] Getting microphone sound input in google-talkplugin for google-hangouts?

Mike Cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 15:36:46 EST 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Mike Cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com>wrote:

> I have been trying to get my laptop set up using google hangouts - chrome
> works fine, and I installed the google-talkplugin from AUR.
> Sound is coming out from the speakers just fine ((and also on the gmail
> test sound output) - and the webcam is fine.
> I can use the jack audio facility to check that I can take sound input
> from the microphone and play it in the speakers.
> However I can't seem to get the google video chat to use input sound - and
> trying a test hangout I get a warning that my microphone is not configured
> correctly!
> I use alsa but not pulseaudio though I read in a post on the arch forum
> that installing pulse made no difference for another user who had sound
> problems with this also.
> I can't find any postings or wiki advice on sorting out this particular
> problem.
> Does anyone have any experience or tested workaround to get this sound
> issue resolved?
> Thanks

I just found a choice of input device on the settings for hangout that does
work so this question doesn't need any further answers. Sorry for the

mike c

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