I'm trying to setup my new laptop, and almost everything works perfectly out of the box in the newest versions of Karmic, even my Samsung printer (which hadn't worked in prior alpha's).

The only thing I can't for the life of me figure out is how to get my front mic working,

Checking under sound preferences I find that it seems to only show one input device, that being internal audio that seems to have constant static (and doesn't respond no matter how loud I shout at the mic). Running alsamixer of course I see a front mic, but enabling/disabling seems to have no effect, any ideas? Things I'm missing, I've tried gnome-alsamixer too, but same result as the regular terminal alsamixer.