pavucontrol works perfectly!!! THANKS! I was going back to windows for Skype, now I dont have too!!!
Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and have an ASUS 1005PX, but setting the right-front channel on input devices to silence doesn't do anything - I can still see the input level meter floating around zero and I'm not able to hear anything in Skype. I'm quite desperate by now, as I seem to be the only idiot on the Internet with this problem... Can anybody help?
There are more than one reason for mic issues in ubuntu - mainly hardware specific. Use the alsa-info-script to provide detailed information.
Run this command in a terminal:
Choose the upload option and provide a link for the output.Code:wget http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh -O alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
Thank you for any pointers on how to resolve this. When I played around with the inputs in padevchooser I cranked the input volume level up to 400% and could clearly hear noise, so apparently the driver is able to communicate with the card, but it only records very quiet noise...
Using the output of alsa-info I found out that I have a HD-Intel codec model ALC259, which, according to http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentat...dio-Models.txt ,isn't supported - does that mean I'm completely out of luck? Or is there still hope of getting it work? Short of writing a new driver, I can fiddle around with kernel parameters and/or recompile alsa with tuning the code/headers around a bit. Thanks.
Tried, but without any luck, I still can see no improvement in either pavucontrol (input levels still near zero) or Skype (no audible input). I suspect that there might be a problem with the BIOS-provided ACPI tree, since the kernel prints in dmesg: hda_codec: ALC259: BIOS auto-probing. hda_codec: connection list not available for 0x24 and ASUS is quite an offender when it comes to messed up ACPI tables (once bitten by an older laptop model which wouldn't even boot Linux without turning ACPI off almost completely). I'll try to look for a newer BIOS version and flash it in.