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I have a VAIO VPCEA23EN laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Its unable to detect sound input hardware. How can I fix the problem. Here is the screenshot of my sound input tab.enter image description here

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this is quite common issue.. even i have messed up my head a lot in this. probably you must not b able to do video chats ( just video streaming without audio). try using pavucontrol to configure audio input. – rightkushagra Mar 7 '13 at 12:27

I installed the Pulse Audio Manager and then I selected the appropriate hardware from Pulse Audio. It finally started recording.

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