I recently installed Angstrom and Android on my beagleboard, and I
have been trying to use a mic with a 3.5mm connector on it. Although
the mic works on my laptops installation of linux, it does not
function when plugged into the beagleboard on either Angstrom Linux or
Does using a mic require an amplifier of some sort? Or what else
should I do to get started?
It requires an amplifier. MIC input at BB is more like line-input, not mic.
2010/11/11 Oliver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I had been wondering about this as I wasn't able to record from the Mic on my C3.
Until now I didn't see anything saying this and thought it must have been a bad input, a .wav file played without a problem.
With a USB audio card, it reported not enough bandwidth. I wonder if anyone is using usb audio.
Here what Gerald Coley explains:
The microphone needs to be amplified. The audio input is a line in audio, like you get from a PC. A microphone won’t work. Try it using the audio output from a PC first. Then find a way to amplify the audio from the microphone.
2010/11/11 Sid Boyce <email@example.com>
I tried using the PC line-in method to verify that the line-in input
Under Angstrom, the recorder is picking up sound when using PC line-in
method; however, I can't get either speaker or line-in to work under
Ubuntu. Is there a special driver needed for this to work on Ubuntu?