RE: Audio Record on DELL INSPIRON 3542 with UBUNTU 16.04
Hello. I'm sorry but I don't know anything about Ubuntu. I would normally say to re-install the Realtek audio driver, but Dell does not provide an Ubuntu version for the Inspiron 3542. However you can get one directly from the Realtek site.
1.Go to the Realtek downloads selection page. http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/ 2. On the page click on "High Definition Audio Codecs". 3. Check "I accept" and then "next". 4. Scroll down to the very bottom where there are 2 Linux drivers.
Try posting on the Linux discussion board and see if they know anything about the issue. Mention that you already posted on the Laptop Audio board.
Jim Coates -- 15 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04