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I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have had mic problems since 10.04. At times my mic level is just really low and other times it just doesn't work at all. I am using a Gateway M-Series. How can I get it working all the time and at the right level?

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Install gnome-alsamixer Install gnome-alsamixer and select the mic boost option in it.

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thanks for your quick response. I have already tried that method. But in my Gnome Alsa Mixer, there is no option for that. – user82550 Aug 10 '12 at 13:57
I have had really good experience with the gnome-alsamixer. It gives me total control over the mic volume. The mixer seems to automatically mute the volume for rear mic, but I think that is just a convenience feature. But when I need the mic up, it is very reliable. You just have to adjust the volume. – Paul Jan 25 '13 at 8:58

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