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I have an Acer Aspire One D250 with Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10. The internal microphone is not working. What can I do to fix this?

Audio Device: N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller

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This is a known bug. You can follow the suggestion in comment #3:

  1. Add the mentioned PPA to your system (using a terminal):

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev

  2. Update the package list:

    sudo apt-get update

  3. Install the mentioned package:

    sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)

  4. Reboot and hope for the best.

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did not work still have the problem but in the bug comments i read that it's a problem with the audio channels – Keyvan Jan 17 '11 at 4:33
It did not fix it, but I see in alsamixer there is a new capture device that was not there before. – user9621 Jan 26 '11 at 14:45

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