[Wine] Microphone works in Ubuntu, but not in WINE

Susan Cragin susancragin at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 27 06:46:04 CST 2009

>My apologies beforehand if this is a common issue, but I have next to no experience with Ubuntu.
>I have a regular microphone hooked into my MoBo onboard sound and it works fine in Ubuntu (tested using a sound recorder).
>When I launch Steam, and any game within, I cannot get my microphone to work.
>I haven't tested this in other programs in WINE since I don't have anything else installed that uses a microphone, so I'm not sure if this is Steam-specific or a WINE problem in general.
>I would greatly appreciate any help, since I use voicechat quite extensively and feel lost without it!

I find that pulseaudio interferes with my wine applications. And I remove it by the roots. 

sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio

But there are kinder ways to stop it, like using pasuspender. 

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