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Microphone on Ubuntu 8.04 on a HP nc6320 laptop April 28, 2008

Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
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There is a bug on the sound setting for my main machine, a HP nc6320 laptop. Everything seems to work fine on GNU/Linux except the microphone.

This is the chipset of my soundcard (in case you have the same problem on an other type of machine):


claudio@brisbane:~$ lspci |grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)

To fix it, just right click on the speaker icon in the top menu, choose “Open Volume Control”, go to Edit-Preferences and click on “Capture”. A new tab “Recording” will appear on your settings. If the microphone icon is disabled, click it to enable it. That’s it.

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1. illakilla - May 18, 2008

thats not a bug.. its default disabled.

2. claudio - May 18, 2008

In the past was it like that: enable the mic to use it. Not a bad default on the *same* laptop.

But as you can read on this post, this is not a simply disabling/enabling issue (it used to be the setting of “microphone” that you enabled), but a bug making it impossible to regular users to enable the mic (“capture” is an other type of connection…)

3. Farzaneh - May 27, 2008

Very helpful :)
Many thanks.

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5. luis q` - January 16, 2009

i have a HP Pavillion dv9820us
everything works but the built-in microphone.

6. luis q` - January 16, 2009

….. when i follow these directions:
“right click on the speaker icon in the top menu, choose “Open Volume Control”, go to Edit-Preferences and click on “Capture”.”

i don’t have the “Capture” option under Edit-Preference


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