View Full Version : [SOLVED] Internal Microphone Issue with 9.10

December 10th, 2009, 08:19 PM
My internal microphone doesn't work with the 9.10 install.

I tried a number of things and found something that works. I thought I'd pass this on. I'm currently running a RealTek soundcard on an Averatec 7100.

type: sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Scan to the end of the file and find the line that starts with:
options snd-hda-intel

I added: model=6stack-dig to the end of this line and saved the file. However, unless you're using a Realtek ALC882, you'll most likely want to use a different model code. Some of them can be obtained from: http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt

I rebooted my machine and open up the terminal again.
type: sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer

If it's already installed - great!

type: gnome-alsamixer

I un-muted everything and closed the program.

Next I went to the Sound Preferences.


I selected the input tab and made sure a sound device was selected at the bottom. In the connectors area, now there are multiple microphones to choose from. Turned up the gain a bit and the internal microphone is working fine. Skype works as well.

Just an added note about gnome-alsamixer, I had to run the following command from a terminal in order to make sure the changes I made were still there after I rebooted.

Terminal-->alsactl store