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    Mic partially works on netbook w 12.04

    Hi

    So Im helping out my girlfriend getting rid of Windows XP on her Netbook. She needs it for travelling so the basics has to work.

    The one thing I can't seem to fix is to get the mic properly working. When Im using Sound Recorder I can hear that the Mic is working in some sense. I can record sound at least.
    However it doesnt in Skype or Google Chat. In empathy I can hear my voice echoing alongside the one I am talking to, but the one I am talking to cannot hear anything, ie. the mic works but it is not being transmitted?

    The Netbook is an emachine em250 series. I installed Ubuntu from Windows using the wubi feature.

    Any ideas as to what the problem, and hopefully solution, to this might be?

    All the best
    Jeppe

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    Re: Mic partially works on netbook w 12.04

    Welcome to Ubuntu

    Open alsamixer in a terminal

    Code:
      alsamixer
    Press F5 All

    navigate to "mic" and unmute by pressing "M" or "m" and increase control by using up/down arrows on keyboard.

    I don't use skype or chat, so there may be more to configure than that.

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    Re: Mic partially works on netbook w 12.04

    Thanks for that! However I didnt work. I guess the Auto-Mute should be disabled as well?

    So, there is no sound at all in Empathy from the microphone. Still I can record from the mic in Sound Recorder.

    I really don't know what to make of this and I would hate to turn this Netbook back accompanied by a "sorry, Windows seems to support it the best".

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: Mic partially works on netbook w 12.04

    Take a look at this , sorry I couldn't help

    http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Precise_Internet

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    Re: Mic partially works on netbook w 12.04

    I will. Thanks for your help

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    Re: Mic partially works on netbook w 12.04

    Hiya,

    I'm having exactly the same problem with my emachines e250 netbook. I'm using Zorin OS 6 (based on ubuntu 12.04) which is awesome, but this problem is the first make or break issue I've come across.

    I tried everything on here and looked at that link but couldn't see anything that seemed to refer to this problem.

    Anyone managed to solve this yet?

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