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    HP Pavillion dv9000 internal mic not working

    I'm currently trying to get the microphone on my mom's computer to work, which it does not. Yes, there are a lot of posts of this nature already, but I have a few different questions that I have not yet seen.

    Most of the already-available posts on this topic have solutions such as "check to see if everything is unmuted." When I open volume control and click preferences, I am told (from many different forum topics) to check the microphone capture box. There is no such checkbox on this computer.

    My options:
    Master
    PCM
    Docking Mic
    External Mic
    Internal Mic
    IEC958
    IEC958 Default PCM

    This computer is running Jaunty Jackalope, after a clean install.

    I have performed the steps outlined in this tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1130384

    as well as the multimedia and video how-to:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ia+video+howto

    The results of running lspci in the terminal are:
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
    00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
    00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
    00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
    00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
    00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
    00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
    00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
    00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
    00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
    02:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
    02:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
    02:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
    02:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)

    I realize that this is probably a driver issue. I currently have the latest NVidia driver on the computer (version 180), and to my knowledge, there isn't really an alternative that would work any better.

    The main reason that I would like to get the microphone working is so that my family can use Skype on my mom's computer. I could easily convince them to get a USB headset if I were sure that it would work with Ubuntu, which I am not.

    So, my three questions, in summary:
    Is there some option I'm missing in volume control that would make this all easier?
    Is there some non-proprietary driver that would allow my microphone to work, or should I just hold out for that?
    Given the current resources available, would a USB headset work on this computer?

    Thanks for your time!

    *EDIT* I borrowed a friend's external microphone (not USB; it used the microphone port on the computer) and it worked PERFECTLY without any fiddling. So, I guess I answered my own question there.
    Last edited by addiebk; July 24th, 2009 at 05:25 AM. Reason: Solved my own problem

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    Re: HP Pavillion dv9000 internal mic not working

    bump... well, basically you solved part of the problem

    Mics in these models are not being supported yet after year and a half this issue being reported.

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    Re: HP Pavillion dv9000 internal mic not working

    bump.... any solutions yet? how about the new release?

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