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Fixing your microphones to work in Ubuntu August 26, 2008

Posted by askgel in Hardware, Linux, sound.
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Sometimes some simple things easily drive you nuts – like fixing your microphones to work in Ubuntu. It took me more than 3 hours to get my internal and external microphones work after reading several forums and after several trial-and-errors. And finally it turned out that it just take 3 simple steps:

1. Bring up the Volume Control panel by double clicking the volume icon on the top panel. You might see only the Playback tab

2. Go to Edit>Preferences and select Mic Jack, Capture, Internal Mic and click Close

Now you will see three tabs – Playback, Recording, and Switches

3. Go to Recording tab and make sure microphone is not muted.

To select between Internal Mic and External Mic, go to Switches tab and select your preference.

That’s it!


1. squidjam - September 22, 2008

Not bad at all… Thanks!

How about fixing the use of headphones on a Toshiba A135-S4427?

That’s making me crazy! lol

2. puppe - September 29, 2008

thanks for the tip,

have been frustrated with the mic for some time now…

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