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I Cannot record sound - so neither empathy nor any SIP software works.

I am updateing it regularly. I am 100% sure that this is a driver problem - I installed Fedora and had same problem with sound. I read about forcing the snd-hda-intel driver - but did not find anything about the ThinkPad Edge 11.

Link to reported bug:

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Can you please provide some more information about your system? – RolandiXor Nov 27 '10 at 21:48
This symptom is highly reminiscent of a defect report. Please use ubuntu-bug alsa-base, and, as Jorge says above, edit your question with a link to the bug report. We (the audio developers) will triage your defect report and continue here as appropriate. – Daniel T Chen Dec 1 '10 at 20:33
Is now the report OK? – little-one Dec 2 '10 at 17:36

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cat /etc/release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.10 DISTRIB_CODENAME=maverick DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.10"

I that enough? I am updateing it regularry.

I am 10001% sure that this is a driver problem - I installed Fedora and had same problem with sound. I red about fircing te snd-hda-intel driver - but did not found something about ThinkPad Edge 11.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu, I've updated your original question with this information. Please read the information here: and then just delete this answer and just update your question with the information as you debug your problem. – Jorge Castro Dec 1 '10 at 20:20
I found two reported bugs: – little-one Dec 1 '10 at 20:43 and will try the second one – little-one Dec 1 '10 at 20:43
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After few tests I found it!

I've added to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

options snd-hda-intel model="ideapad"

And voila! I can make records with internal mic!

Tested with pavucontrol, Sound Recorder and skype.

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