[ubuntu-uk] Microphone on Toshiba L40 laptop Ubuntu 9.04

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Sun May 17 22:32:47 BST 2009

On Sun, 2009-05-17 at 17:35 +0100, Gordon wrote:
> Tony Pursell wrote:
> > Try this
> > 
> > Right click on the volume control icon (top right) and select 'Open
> > volume control'
> > 
> > Click on Preferences.  Is 'Capture' ticked?  If not, tick it.
> > 
> > Go to the 'Recording' tab.  Make sure the volume is turned up on Capture
> > and microphone symbol does not have an 'x' on it (click it to remove)
> > 
> Tried that - I can get sound from the mic through the laptop speakers,
> but Sound Recorder is very very faint and Skype doesn't recognise the
> mic at all!

In sound recorder, try a format other than ogg. There seems to be lot of
problem with that.

In Skype, have you explored Options > Sound Devices?  I found that the
Default device did not work but there is an explicit device setting that

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