Microphone Not Working. Ubuntu 13.04

  • Frank

    After installing Ubuntu 13.04 my internal microphone has stopped working. It's not muted or anything, but when using the sound recorder I get nothing, and when using Skype the other person can't hear me. I tried installing Pulse Audio, and it says I don't have a microphone connected. Do I need to install a driver? If so, how do I go about doing this?

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  • User

    I have an internal microphone in my laptop. I think it uses Intel High Definition Audio. But I can't get it to work with Ubuntu. It doesn't work with either the Sound Recorder or Skype.

    On the Input tab in 'Sound Preferences', I just see Internal Analog Input Device...

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  • User

    Add this line to your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file:
    options snd-hda-intel model=dell-vostro enable=1 index=0

  • TheX

    I know this might sound crazy, but go to the sound preferences, under input, and make sure the check mark for mute is unchecked, it is checked by default....

  • Bill O'Dwyer

    This is what I had to do to get the internal mic to work on my Acer Aspire 5745G:

    *Install pavucontrol >> "sudo apt-get install pavucontrol" *Run "sudo pavucontrol" *Go to the "Input Devices" tab *Click the lock icon to unlock the channels *Set the right-front channel to silence


  • KYI

    The solution given above it probably the right thing to do, I've encountered this problem several times at some friends. However if you can't find it, it might be the case that ubuntu detected the wrong default audio device. Which happens are various allocations.

    If this happens, simply open the sounds manager and browse through the devices in the small menu at the top. Just try turn mute off for all of them and then I'm 100% sure that you will figure it out!

    Regards, Martijn

  • flash

    In terminal run:

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

    Add these two lines to the end of alsa-base.conf :

    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=auto

    Save and reboot.