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I'm not able to get my internal mic to work properly. All I can hear is a lot of static and noise, plus barely my voice.

If I boost the sound static/noise volumes up as well.

My laptop is an ASUS F5-SL with a HDA SIS966 (ALC660-VD Analog) in Kubuntu 12.04 (64 bits).

I tried mixing volumes with alsamixer and installing alsa-hda-dkms with no success.

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Well you see it may be the laptop have you got warranty on the laptop?

Or just follow the steps below:

1) Open the “Volume Control” panel. 2) In the “Volume Control” panel: “Edit” → “Preferences”. 3) In the “Volume Control Preferences” panel: tick 'Microphone' and 'Microphone Capture', and 'Capture'. 4) Close the “Volume Control Preferences” panel. 5) In the “Volume Control” panel, “Playback” tab: unmute the microphone. 6) In the “Volume Control” panel, “Recording” tab: enable audio recording from capture.

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o_O My internal mic works flawlessly under windows. It never did under GNU/Linux, however. Actually, I think a lot of people don't get mics to work under linux. My laptop is around five years old and my mic never worked with any single distribution I tried, afaik. It didn't really bother me much as I don't really use it but since Steam is going to happen I'd like to speak with my friends as I play games (with teamspeak, for example). Or use voice chat in my laptop (I use my phone for that usually). For the matter, an external mic doesn't work properly either. –  simongaiteiro Dec 11 '12 at 19:46
    
Ok ill edit my answer but could you tick it and vote if it worked please? –  Wojciech Wojtanowski Dec 12 '12 at 19:01
    
I use KDE. I believe you're telling to go to some sort of Gnome/Unity control panel. Anyways, I can record sound. Just not properly due to heavy static/noise. Is there a way to reduce those? –  simongaiteiro Dec 12 '12 at 20:25
    
Oh no you cant thats the problem you see either its your computer fan or the mic it self! There is a really professional solution for this but its too technical for me :D –  Wojciech Wojtanowski Dec 13 '12 at 16:40
    
Well. The mic works well on windows... :-( –  simongaiteiro Dec 13 '12 at 17:40
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try to run your program with pulseaudio suspended - like this:

pasuspender -- yourprogram

and record a sample.

If it works better, it might be a problem related to the pulseaudio-alsa communication.

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