View Full Version : [ubuntu] Audio is OK, but Mic only records static

September 19th, 2009, 08:46 AM
I thought I had a problem with my laptop (http://www.google.com/search?q=hp+compaq+nc6000&btnG=Google+Search&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&num=100)'s built in microphone.

When I tried to use Skype (http://www.skype.com/), people only heard static at playback.

I can listen to anything,the sound works fine. The only time static occurs is during playback of anything recorded with the mic.

So, I bought a Blue Snowball USB mic (http://www.bluemic.com/snowball/) because I've read that they work for Ubuntu.

The same thing happened.

So, I'm thinking it's definitely either a technical glitch with Ubuntu or my laptop.

How can I tell? And how can I fix it.

Thanks in advance, you guys.