Ok, i know there is a million posts about this but i still cant figure it out. I have installed and played with "pedvechooser" (pulse audio chooser) but im still stuck with the mic not working in skype plus its really low in other programs like sound recorder for example. I have no clue and its frustrating cause i need skype to be in touch with people but i have to boot stupid vista to talk to them normally.
Lately i get this crazy thoughts that just maybe windows 7 is a good idea, but then i slap myself and im ok again.

I have a HP pavilion dv 9730us

bane@ubuntu:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: Conexant Digital [Conexant Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0