Microphone not working with Rosetta Stone – Ubuntu

For those having trouble getting their Mic to work with Rosetta Stone using Ubuntu.

Alessandro Muratore

The version of Wine 1.3.26, provided by default in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, has a curious issue with Rosetta Stone 3.4.5, the microphone doesn’ t work with Rosetta Stone 3.4.5 .

To resolve this issue I added the Alexandre Montplais’s PPA for winepulse which has a patched version of Wine (1.3.19) that uses Pulseaudio. This patch doesn’t work with pulseaudio in ubuntu 11.04 and rosetta stone 3.4.5 but works well with Alsa checked and Pulseaudio unchecked, let’s get started…

scenario:
Hardware: IBM Lenovo Thinkpad x61s.
Audio: internal audio 1 output/1 input – Analog stereo duplex
Audio input: internal audio analog Stereo
System Operator: Linux Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
Rosetta Stone version: 3.4.5
wine version: 1.3.19 (Alexandre Montplaisir patched)

Add Alexandre Montplaisir’ repository with the shell

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexandre-montplaisir/ppa && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:/alexandre-montplaisir/winepulse && sudo apt-get update

or adding these strings in /etc/apt/sources.list or adding these strings clicking Add in Synaptic Package…

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