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My microphone doesn't work in Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop.

What are the steps to install microphone support?

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It's installed, it's just a mixer issue. To fix:

  1. Run alsamixer
  2. Set "Digital Input" option to "Digital Mic"

More: http://www.linlap.com/wiki/dell+studio+xps+16

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

@Oli was right it was just a mixer issue. For some reason, my internal microphone was set on "mute" by default.

I fixed it by going in "gnome-volume-control", "Input" tab and unchecking "mute".

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Don't forget to accept his answer! meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5234/… for more info! –  Jorge Castro Sep 22 '10 at 16:02
Actually, I believe my answer is more simple so I'm going to accept it. –  Olivier Lalonde Sep 25 '10 at 13:24

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