Ok. Before posting this I tried every solution already offered before (unless I missed something).

My internal microphone is not working. I tried silencing front right via pavucontrol, tried to define the input device as alsa through gstremer-properties, unchecked "allow skype to automaticly adjust my mixer settings", checked if the microphone was muted. I have no idea what else to do. any help would be appriciated. thanks.

  • Does the microphone work in other applications? If not then can you put the output of lspci -v | grep -i audio so we know what soundcard you're using and then put the result of arecord -l up so we know if the microphone is being picked up... – Kinnectus Dec 14 '15 at 9:20

Open terminal(Ctrl+Alt+T) and run :


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Change the settings under Default Input to the below screenshot.

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Close the gstreamer-properties and plugin your mic to see if its working.

Note: If its still not working then you may have to try giving different Device inputs under Default Input.

  • I don't have that option. the only option other than default I have is "cirrus analog" and that doesn't help. Also, I use an internal mic. – guy Jul 11 '13 at 9:29
  • And I tried all the device inputs. none worked. – guy Jul 11 '13 at 9:47

I solved mine by removing the line microphone from computer back in and reconnected it on computer on front microphone in. Now it works fine.

  • Well, since I've been trying to use my internal microphone ad not an external one, I couldn't really switch the connection point.. – guy Jun 15 '14 at 9:41

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