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: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/683926