Mycroft on Ubuntu 16.04 audio problem


Hi everybody, I am giving mycroft another go.
I have installed him on my ubuntu laptop, bog standard version16.04. When I type questions in I usually get an audio response, but sometimes it seems to turn the volume down to nothing automatically. However I don’t think mycroft hears me. There is no activity showing on the mic level.
In ubuntu how do you get to audio settings? Bear in mind I use linux like most people use windows!
I would love some help with this.
Kind regards


Hey Aaron,

We’ve got a dedicated audio troubleshooting guide that will hopefully help.

If there’s no activity on the mic level, it sounds like your mic isn’t being picked up. So I’d first try running the audiotest.

I’d also double check that your laptop’s CPU has AVX support. This is documented in our Linux system requirements and is unfortunately required by TensorFlow which our Precise Wake Word engine uses.

Essentially from your terminal run:
grep avx /proc/cpuinfo

If you get a bunch of text returned, :+1: . If it doesn’t return anything, :-1: