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It is happening becouse you have enabled the Orca Screen Reader . To disable it go to System settings -> Universal Acess and disable the Screen Reader . You can also disbale it by editing /etc/xdg/autostart/orca-autostart.desktop Open it using gksudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/orca-autostart.desktop Now change the NoDisplay to false NoDisplay=false ...
The usual situation is that the various volume levels are set wrong. If you right-click on the speaker icon you'll see "Sound Settings". If you click the "Input" tab you'll see your input volume settings. Make sure it's not muted and is at a reasonable level.
The only way I was able to do this on 12.04 was to load ALSA's module module-loopback as recommended by Charl Botha in this screen-cast. The short story ( as explained there ): Get PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) On Input devices tab, see that you have "Monitor of Built-in Analog Stereo" -- this is a virtual recording device with which you can ...
I had the same issue. I used pavucontrol to change the input device to the front mic instead of the rear mic.
I've been suffering with the same issue for a while, and had finally a chance to look at it. It turns out that unloading and reloading the Pulseaudio module responsible for the audio device works for me. Unloading and reloading the module, by hand In terminal window, enter command pacmd list-cards and from the output, find the audio device that is ...
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