View Full Version : [xubuntu] Sound problem: Laptop speaker and microphone not working

August 29th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Dear community,

its complicated, and I googled it and locked up the forum for similar problems, without avail.

A) My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad X61s) speakers are not working after installing Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 amd64, but the headphone does! They did function with 9.10.

B) The microphone does not work, neither the internal nor an external, when trying skype or google talk. I have to specify this:
- When I unmute the microphone and set the microphone boost I hear the internal microphone in the headphones *very*clearly and the external one very low.

As you might imagine the soundcard is recognized:

rforge@rforge:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: AD198x Digital [AD198x Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

I also added

options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

I added my user name 'rforge' with

sudo nano /etc/group



I also used


and played with the configuration options, enabling everything setting levels to 100% and activating microphone boost.

No success.

Any ideas? Any help appreciated!


PS.: I love Lucid both X- and Ubuntu. The HP Elitebook of my girlfriend workes like a charm with Ubunut Lucid 10.04-i386 and even her beloved MacBook looks like crap compared to it :D ..and she admits it :KS