The sound disappears at times and I cannot properly configure the mic for recording. I use Skype often and I cannot listen to the built-in mic at times. I am not sure if I need to update the driver ...
I have a windows vista inspiron 531s with ubuntu 11.04 & a realtek ALC888 soundcard everything with ubuntu works fine except for midi playback in my softwares like noteworthy composer & such. ...