View Full Version : [ubuntu] Microphone won't work, or will buzz horribly

June 9th, 2012, 04:32 PM

As the title of the thread says, I have issues with my microphone in Ubuntu.

I have both built-in audio on my motherboard and an external Sound Blaster sound card. When I try to use a microphone via the sound card, it won't work at all (tested with sound recorder and Audacity). It worked acceptably for awhile via motherboard, but now it started buzzing horribly, to the point where you can barely make out words. Does anybody know what could be wrong?

I've tried changing the microphone with a spare one, with the same results; and yes, I did go to sound settings and checked that the right input device was selected.