I can't use my microphone in browser

I can use my microphone in Discord and other applications, but I can not use it in browsers (Firefox, Chromium, Firefox Dev). When I try to use Google meet, the browser asks permission only to Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo, but can’t select Built-in Audio Analog Stereo.

inxi -Fza                                                                                ✔ 
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If the browser shows only Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo the audio card is probably configured to use outputs only

Check the card profile in PulseAudio for the Analog audio device

pacmd dump | awk '/card-profile/ && /analog/'

If the profile is set to output only it will look like this:

set-card-profile alsa_card.pci-0000_04_06.0 output:analog-stereo

Your system will probably have a different number to identify the pci location for the onboard audio device

Copy your terminal response to create a command to change the card profile like this:

pacmd set-card-profile alsa_card.pci-0000_04_06.0 output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo

Browsers should now show microphone input Built-in Audio Analog Stereo in addition to desktop audio Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo

The first command showed me exactly this:

pacmd dump | awk '/card-profile/ && /analog/'  
set-card-profile alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3 output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo

It didn’t solve the problem. When I try to use Google Meet, seems that the browser only recognizes Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo, but it doesn’t recognize my microphone. Thanks.

After starting Google Meet and allow microphone access, open pavucontrol and go to Recordings. There you can switch it. It should be saved then for the next time.

Thanks, but this didn’t work as well.

Is this issue only occurring in Google Meet?

Check PulseAudio source inputs to see if microphone source is available and not suspended

pacmd list-sources

and check information about source stream to Google Meet

pacmd list-source-outputs

Sorry, that is really unhelpful. At least say what didn’t work and what you see.

That lists the sources and sinks:

pactl list sources short 
pactl list sinks short

I just tested it here: https://mictests.com/

It’s occurring on all websites (and browsers), but my microphone works in Discord, for example.

Here it is:

pacmd list-sources
2 source(s) available.
  * index: 0
        name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.monitor>
        driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
        flags: DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
        state: SUSPENDED
        suspend cause: IDLE
        priority: 1030
        volume: front-left: 0 /   0% / -inf dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
                balance 1.00
        base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
        volume steps: 65537
        muted: no
        current latency: 0.00 ms
        max rewind: 0 KiB
        sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
        channel map: front-left,front-right
                     Stereo
        used by: 0
        linked by: 0
        configured latency: 0.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 2000.00 ms
        monitor_of: 0
        card: 1 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
        module: 7
        properties:
                device.description = "Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
                device.class = "monitor"
                alsa.card = "0"
                alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xef220000 irq 132"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "8086"
                device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
                device.product.id = "a170"
                device.product.name = "100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller"
                device.form_factor = "internal"
                device.string = "0"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
    index: 1
        name: <alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo>
        driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
        flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
        state: SUSPENDED
        suspend cause: IDLE
        priority: 9039
        volume: front-left: 19744 /  30% / -31.26 dB,   front-right: 0 /   0% / -inf dB
                balance -1.00
        base volume: 6554 /  10% / -60.00 dB
        volume steps: 65537
        muted: no
        current latency: 0.00 ms
        max rewind: 0 KiB
        sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
        channel map: front-left,front-right
                     Stereo
        used by: 0
        linked by: 0
        configured latency: 0.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 2000.00 ms
        card: 1 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
        module: 7
        properties:
                alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
                device.api = "alsa"
                device.class = "sound"
                alsa.class = "generic"
                alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
                alsa.name = "ALC887-VD Analog"
                alsa.id = "ALC887-VD Analog"
                alsa.subdevice = "0"
                alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
                alsa.device = "0"
                alsa.card = "0"
                alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
                alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xef220000 irq 132"
                alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
                device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
                sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
                device.bus = "pci"
                device.vendor.id = "8086"
                device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
                device.product.id = "a170"
                device.product.name = "100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller"
                device.form_factor = "internal"
                device.string = "front:0"
                device.buffering.buffer_size = "352800"
                device.buffering.fragment_size = "176400"
                device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
                device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
                device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
                device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
                module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
                device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
        ports:
                analog-input-front-mic: Front Microphone (priority 8500, latency offset -20000 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                analog-input-rear-mic: Rear Microphone (priority 8200, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:
                                device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
                analog-input-linein: Line In (priority 8100, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
                        properties:

        active port: <analog-input-front-mic>
pacmd list-source-outputs 
0 source output(s) available.

It’s my fault, I’m a Manjaro newbie. :grin:

I did what you ask, but when I choose Built-in Audio Analog Stereo, it changes automatically back to Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo option.

pactl list sources short 
0       alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.monitor      module-alsa-card.c      s16le 2ch 44100Hz       RUNNING
1       alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo       module-alsa-card.c      s16le 2ch 44100Hz       SUSPENDED
pactl list sinks short                                                                                                                                  ✔ 

0       alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo      module-alsa-card.c      s16le 2ch 44100Hz       RUNNING

Only thing what I think have happened: You actually didn’t choose it. Wrong click etc… I cannot reproduce it.

Both sources are shown as IDLE so there would be no source outputs available

All 3 input ports for onboard audio are not available

        ports:
                analog-input-front-mic: Front Microphone (priority 8500, latency offset -20000 usec, available: no)

                analog-input-rear-mic: Rear Microphone (priority 8200, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)

                analog-input-linein: Line In (priority 8100, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)

PulseAudio will avoid using unavailable inputs and switch back to using the sink monitor

Please post more information about ALSA audio settings for device ALC887-VD

amixer --card=0

There it is:

amixer --card=0
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-64.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-64.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Front',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Front Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Front Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Center',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Default PCM',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 46
  Front Left: Capture 45 [98%] [29.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',1
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 46
  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.00dB] [off]
  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [-16.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Auto-Mute Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Enabled'
Simple mixer control 'Channel Mode',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: '2ch' '4ch' '6ch'
  Item0: '2ch'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',0
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Front Mic' 'Rear Mic' 'Line'
  Item0: 'Front Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Input Source',1
  Capabilities: cenum
  Items: 'Front Mic' 'Rear Mic' 'Line'
  Item0: 'Front Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Loopback Mixing',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Disabled' 'Enabled'
  Item0: 'Disabled'
Simple mixer control 'Rear Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Rear Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]

I found the solution right here: PulseAudio/Troubleshooting - ArchWiki

You just need to modify the default.pa document.

No microphone on Steam or Skype with enable-remixing = no

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