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  • griffin imic and Ubuntu

    ok i just got my griffin imic to work under Ubuntu 8.04 and thought i would share with everybody in case anybody cares. ok so here is how it all went down.

    with Ubuntu 8.04 (the only one i have tried this on) when you plug in the griffin imic, Ubuntu should automatically recognize it. you can check this by here:
    /proc/asound/cards
    you should see something like this:
    0 [something ]: some other system audio device
    1 [system ]: USB-Audio - iMic USB audio system
    Griffin Technology, Inc iMic USB audio

    in this case the imic is card number 1.

    at first i just went to the sounds app under system->prefrences->sounds and tried to select the imic from there. all i could get was the test sound through the imic everything else would come through though internal speakers. nothing i did would seem to change this setup. turns out the answer is actually pretty simple. to finally get this system to only use the imic here is what you will need to do:

    you need to make a conf file to direct the system to the imic. it should look something like this:

    /etc/asound.conf

    pcm.!default {
    type hw
    card 1
    }
    ctl.!default {
    type hw
    card 1
    }

    from here all you should have to do is reboot and it should all work.

    if it doesn't you could try going into the system->preferences->sounds and setting everything to usb audio. if that doesn't work then i have no idea you may have to do some more googling.

    hope this helps
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    What are you going to use to interface with your phone?
    My Install: 2001 WJ Jeep Grand Cherokee (Ubuntu Mobile, Angel Eyes, Flowmaster 40)

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      well i really havent thought much about it. i have been looking at hfp that is mentioned in this forum. actually i am using the imic as an alternate audio card to strengthen the signal to my amp. i am using a mac mini, and the audio card is not necessarily that strong. the imic can only do output or input one at a time. you have to manually switch between the two. i am just trying to get a better sound for my music
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