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I am givning up.. new install

  • I can’t get any mic to work on my MM, so I am think of doing a new install.
    But I wonder if I can save, my confi.js and the module folder, and swap them after the new install, so I don’t need to do it all over again.
    I have token, Alexa token and so on.
    So that files should’ve making copy’s of before, I wipe the sd card
    And what system should I install to get it right the right start:

    Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended software

    Raspbian Buster with desktop
    Raspbian Buster Lite

  • @otto rename the MagicMirror folder to something else.

    Install again, copy stuff from old folder as needed

  • Before doing any reinstall check where is your mic with lsusb

    Mine is a webcam so I got the following:
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 046d:0826 Logitech, Inc. HD Webcam C525

    Then I confirmed it was seeing my mic with arecord -l
    pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror/config $ arecord -l
    **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
    card 1: C525 [HD Webcam C525], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

    So my device is plughw:1,0

    Try this to record 3 seconds and play it
    arecord -D plughw:1,0 -d 3 test.wav && aplay test.wav

    If sound is faint you can adjust the ‘gain’ by doing the following

    Open the Audio Device Settings :
    Open the Menu in the top left corner->Preferences -> Audio Device Settings

    I also tried with a 9$ amazon mic but the sound and recording was really crappy.

    Good luck!

  • @smassy the problem is when i go to alsamixe, and F6 and selcet the usb i whnat to use, i get this:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ alsamixer
    cannot load mixer controls: Ogiltigt argument

    and if go the settings i selcet the usb, it mutes the sound, cant use my spekars… is so stanges… i have been trying to fix this for over 4week now, and cant find any solution to it,

  • @otto said in I am givning up.. new install:

    cannot load mixer controls: Ogiltigt argument

    Did you tried the command I gave you? Thoses a just to validate that your mic is working, after you can work on alsamixer. The basic command are great tools to make sure stuff is working as you want.

    Maybe a long shot but did you tried the following solution provided here?

    It seems alsamixer can be tricky to config and some files need to be created manually (sound is muted by default at install).

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