No audio recording on Thinkpad T61p, in any application
Binary package hint: gnome-media
I have been waiting for a version of Ubuntu with functioning audio on a Thinkpad T61p. I've just installed Jaunty, and it's still broken, out of the box.
I've found instructions for "activating" (?!!) the microphone, which don't exactly correspond to the dialogs and menus I see, and don't work.
I run Skype, Sound Recorder, or Audacity, and try to record. (With Skype, I perform a test call). The playback indicates nothing was recorded.
Interestingly, if I try recording in Sound Recorder, I get a fluctuation of the level meter at the bottom that shows that it's detecting sound. I tap on the microphone hole on the keyboard, and I get jumps in the meter. When I play the sound back, I get background hiss (lots of background hiss if the output volume is all the way up), and nothing else. How on earth am I getting a level response, but no recorded audio?
On any other application, there's no indication whatsoever that recording is functional at all.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: gnome-media 2.26.0-0ubuntu3
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
|affects:||gnome-media (Ubuntu) → alsa-lib (Ubuntu)|
|Changed in alsa-lib (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Invalid|
|Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Invalid → New|