Yeah, the internal mic's muted. And the humming isn't much of an issue while using VoIP services, but it does hamper good recording. Once I figure it out, I'll post my solution.
Also, I noticed the "test" button on phonon is greyed out under the communications menu. (See image below.) I wonder if that's the reason...
And regarding the issue with the mic, after tweaking a bit, I did have it working under Debian (testing, GNOME). But I am familiar with debian and GNOME, so am used to troubleshooting in that environment. But then, there were other issues with several distros that have simply disappeared with PCLOS
In fact, apart from this issue with humming, there have been absolutely no
issues (i mean zero, zilch, nada
) with PCLOs or KDE.
I was almost determined not to like KDE due to it's Windows like layout (panel on the bottom, 'start-menu' like menu based navigation), but try as I might, I cannot bring myself to uninstall PCLOS/KDE. Damn you PCLOS! You magnificent, awesome distro!
- affectionately mad at PCLOS.