Mic problems on a Dell Inspiron 1720, low capture issues

Bug #289419 reported by liviococcia on 2008-10-26
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Bug Description

I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 beta, the volume 'device' is HDA Intel ( Alsa mixer), there appears to be no '+20DB Mic Boost' option under the edit/preferences panel, none of the other available audio devices under the 'Device' drop-down in the volume setting has a 'Mic Boost' setting.

The internal Microphone is capturing, but at such a low level, and with loads of background noise, it also appears that the recording balance between each microphone is not equal (they are a stereo pair, one either side of webcam), i have a feeling generally all stereo audio balances are not split equally (playback or recording) even when 'sliders' in the volume control are locked, this can be noticed when using headphone's.

Dan Trevino (dantrevino) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

voice5sur5 (voice5sur5) wrote :

Me too i am experiensing this bug with intrepid 8.10, i got my mic working with a working slider but no mic boost or dB bar available so the mic sound is too low that it's unusable. i have a dell inspiron 1420.

I am in the same boat. I have an Inspiron 1720, and I can't find any Mic Boost option. Without it, but Mic is unusable, too.

I found another person with the same problem but no resolution yet:
http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19225787.aspx

Still searching...

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Ubuntu because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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