This article focuses on enabling the microphone on your system using the Ubuntu operating system on your Dell PC.
This article will take you through how to enable the built in microphone on your Dell PC using the Ubuntu operating system.
Note: This guide is useful as some users have advised their microphone wasn't working with Ubuntu, when it was actually turned off. This has been seen on systems like the Dell Inspiron Mini.
- Open the alsa mixer by double-clicking the speaker icon in the Top Panel.
- Click the Recording tab.
Note: If the Recording tab is not available, you can turn it on by clicking Edit, then Preferences, and ensuring there is a check mark next to the option for Capture.
- Raise the Capture level to a reasonable volume (80%) and verify that there are no red X's on the icons below the levels.
- Click the Options tab.
Note: If the Options tab is not available, you can turn it on by clicking Edit, then Preferences, and ensuring there is a check mark next to the option for Input Source.
- Select Front Mic from the pull-down menu.
Note: The pictures on this article may not represent the version you currently have installed, but the steps carry across a number of different versions of the Ubuntu LTS distributions.
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Additional Information :
Software support is provided by Canonical through the following methods:
Technical Support is provided by Dell :
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