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  1. #11
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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    Thanks so much ideathproof!
    I finally got my mic to work!

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    Worked for me!!!

    Acer Aspire One D150

    I installed Ubuntu 9.10

    Code:
    cat /proc/asound/version 
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.20.
    that means I have ALSA 1.0.20 already installed. If you don't, stop right here and go get ALSA 1.0.20 before proceeding.

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
    and added the following lines to the end of the file:
    Code:
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=acer
    Rebooted.

    Sound Preferences -> Hardware ... there is only "Internal Audio 1 Input 1 Output Analog stereo duplex"
    Sound Preferences -> Input -> Device : Internal Audio Analog Stereo
    Sound Preferences -> Input -> Connector : Microphone 1

    Edit: change to Microphone 2, than to Microphone 1 again, then Mute, then Unmute.

    It works!

    Don't know if it's the "right" solution to my machine, but it works.
    Last edited by leorolla; November 10th, 2009 at 04:53 PM.

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by leorolla View Post
    Worked for me!!!

    Acer Aspire One D150

    I installed Ubuntu 9.10

    Code:
    cat /proc/asound/version 
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.20.
    that means I have ALSA 1.0.20 already installed. If you don't, stop right here and go get ALSA 1.0.20 before proceeding.

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
    and added the following lines to the end of the file:
    Code:
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=acer
    Rebooted.

    Sound Preferences -> Hardware ... there is only "Internal Audio 1 Input 1 Output Analog stereo duplex"
    Sound Preferences -> Input -> Device : Internal Audio Analog Stereo
    Sound Preferences -> Input -> Connector : Microphone 1

    It works!

    Don't know if it's the "right" solution to my machine, but it works.
    It didn't work for me on Aspire 4736Z, Ubuntu 9.10.
    It actually behaved very weird:
    1- mic still didn't work
    2- speaker and headphones were active at the same time

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    Same here.. Acer 5520 with Ubuntu 9.10 x64.
    Internal and External (with jack), both aren't working.
    What can we do?

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    the conf file is a hidden file but i did the entirety of the above fix in terminal afterwars you need to play with the volume mixer a bit to get it working smooth its perfect for me now, i am not sure if the fix is still in affect as i upgraded to Karmic, but all is still well

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    I did your steps (using the new version of alsa *.21) with Ubuntu 9.10 x64.. only cracks from my internal/external microphone. I've tried removing pulseaudio and rebooting also.. still the same. Suggestions?
    Last edited by EveryWhere; November 23rd, 2009 at 05:55 PM.

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    Hello ppl!

    I'm using Karmic Koala 64-bit on an Acer Aspire 6930-6154. Everthing that I have tested (webcam, sound, HDMI sound/video out, wi-fi, power management) worked perfectly, with the exepction of the built-in microphone. I have tried all steps listed here to fix (upgrading ALSA and installing realtek drivers). The realtek drive didnt work and messed up all sound, and I reverted it to the native drivers to get the sound back to work.
    The internal mic doenst work at all and using the mic on the external jacks works, but the input is too low, I almost cannot hear. I need the mic to use with skype, anybody has and idea to fix it?

    Thanks in advance!!!!
    Last edited by marcelopaz; November 28th, 2009 at 07:37 PM.

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    The problem with acer microphones is weird.
    I had the following experience: After never being able to use it under ubuntu, I switched to archlinux (for other reasons). Making my own install of alsa, I realised that it will not work unless you choose an specific volume configuration for the capture devices. Although I could use it for a while, it stopped working out of nothing, I was using skype and is suddenly died.

    There are a lot of bugs reports around, but non of them seems to fix it, at least in my case.

    my advice, buy a cheap external usb sound card, I don't think it will get solved soon.

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    I have tried a wierd thing here, writing these lines on alsa-base.conf

    Code:
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=acer-aspire
    I don´t remeber where I did read about this "acer-aspire" (instead of "acer" suggested in this topic). And with this, the mic on the external jack WORKS with a good volume. But the internal mic still don´t work. But with this config, the internal speakers don't work, only if a headphone/speaker is plugged in the external jack.

    This is nonsense. More complicated stuff in the notebook, like webcam and hdmi, works perfectly, and this stupid mic doens't.

    I will try to "mix" the two solutions (with the external mic working AND the internal speakers too), but I don't know how to do it.

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    Re: Acer Aspire Mic Fix?

    ALSA / Sound help
    Hi there

    I'm using - Karmic 9.10

    Basically I've tried to update my ALSA driver set to get my microphone working... I used the instructions found here

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=927270

    Now I've no sound at all, I've tried trying to diagnose the problem however can't seem to find anything specific to this issue.

    My sound settings page is just blank on the hardware tab

    Various tests have shown that the sound card is detected... but no joy

    Can any one help with this?

    Many thanks

    Dan

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