Microphone mistaken for speakers

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http://chakra-project.org – I have a Blue USB microphone. It works well. $ lsusbBus 004 Device 004: ID 0d8c:0005 C-Media Electronics, Inc.I installed sox and  vorbis-tools, so that I could record on the command line. $ arecord -f cd -t raw | oggenc - -r -o out.ogglead to a silent ogg. I have tried to use phonon in system setting to make the microphone the recording device. I changed to the VLC backend. Nothing seems to work.The Google talk plug seems convinced that the microphone is some sort of speaker offering various flavors of it in surround sound. I don't know where to do to fix this. It's actually th (HowTos)