View Full Version : [ubuntu] Earphone jack and Webcam problems

October 12th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Hello guys,
I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my MacBook. This is an old macbook (the white-intel based one) about 3-4 years old.
I have been trying to get my webcam and my earphone jack to work but it is just not happening. Please help me out. I need in-depth help since this is more or less the first time I am on Ubuntu.
Thank You

October 14th, 2010, 03:59 PM
It seems these problems are not uncommon with mac users migrating to maverick.

I use a macbook 2,1 and here is what I did to get the sound working.

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

There type: alsamixer

All the items should be unmuted except for maybe the S/PDIF. What I mean is that in the little boxes at the bottom, you should switch any that read mm to 00 by pressing m.

Others have reported a red light in their audio out port. You can turn it off by muting the S/PDIF.

This should fix the sound problem.

I still haven't found a solution for the isight camera. They have listed the following procedure
But I have had no success with it on my macbook 2,1 using 10,10.

October 15th, 2010, 03:56 AM
thanks a lot for the help. I really appreciate it coz its kinda hard for me to concentrate on work if I am not listening to music haha
anyways, even I have been frantically hunting for a solution for the webcam....will post it up if I hit something useful

October 15th, 2010, 06:26 AM
Also, it might be useful to set the settings in from the root account and then save them. Here is a link to that procedure:


I found that everything tends to reset each time you boot and not having the S/PDIF muted at least on my macbook produces a gritty tone within the sound output.