Internal microphone on Vaio VGN-TT160N does not work

Bug #454789 reported by Leandro on 2009-10-18
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

The internal microphone does not capture any sound. All other sound
devices work, as well as the external microphone (pluged).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: leandro 1776 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0c: leandro 1776 F...m pulseaudio
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xdaa20000 irq 21'
   Mixer name : 'Intel G45 DEVCTG'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0889,104d3800,00100005 HDA:80862802,80860101,00100000'
   Controls : 24
   Simple ctrls : 14
CheckboxCommand: alsa_record_playback
CheckboxData: the internal microphone does not work
CheckboxTest: alsa_record_playback_alternates
Date: Sun Oct 18 14:30:12 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Alpha i386 (20091017)
Package: alsa-base 1.0.20+dfsg-1ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: alsa-driver
Tags: checkbox-bug
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Leandro (leandromartinez98) wrote :
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

Hi Leandro,

Please, if you are still having issues, test with the latest development release of Ubuntu. ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ .

If it remains an issue, could you run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p alsa-base 454789

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds .

Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text.

Please let us know your results.

    [This is an automated message. Apologies if it has reached you inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so.]

tags: added: kj-triage needs-required-logs needs-test-current-image no-sound-mic
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Leandro (leandromartinez98) wrote :

Ok, I will do that. But that is my mom's laptop (which lives far away), I will probably take some time to do it.

Leandro (leandromartinez98) wrote :

who lives... poor mom :-)

Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2010-03-31
tags: added: karmic
Leandro (leandromartinez98) wrote :

Hello, this bug persits in Lucid. I've upgraded to lucid today on the laptop (9 may). There
is no sound capture at all from the internal microphone. Three capture options appear
on the sound preferences: microphone 1, microphone 2 and Line-in. None capture anything.

Leandro (leandromartinez98) wrote :

There is a long thread of VaioTT users discussing how it works with Ubuntu,
and the internal microphone problem is clearly a non-resolved issue. Maybe
the information on that thread can help:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1111753

I will mark this as confirmed, since there many VaioTT users report the same
problem and nobody found a fix.

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Javier (jav09) wrote :

This patch (for kernel 2.6.34) will make it work. Maybe not the best solution, but works for my Vaio TT

--- patch_realtek.c.orig 2010-05-18 09:30:14.254249965 +0200
+++ patch_realtek.c 2010-05-20 14:23:15.558978524 +0200
@@ -8830,6 +8830,10 @@
 };

 static struct hda_verb alc883_vaiott_verbs[] = {
+ /* Internal Mic */
+ {0x12, AC_VERB_SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL, PIN_VREF80},
+ {0x12, AC_VERB_SET_AMP_GAIN_MUTE, AMP_OUT_MUTE},
+ {0x24, AC_VERB_SET_CONNECT_SEL, 11},
        /* HP */
        {0x15, AC_VERB_SET_CONNECT_SEL, 0x00},
        {0x15, AC_VERB_SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL, PIN_HP},

Alternately, can you confirm that linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname
-r) from ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev resolves this symptom without need for
the patch below?

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Javier <email address hidden> wrote:
> This patch (for kernel 2.6.34) will make it work. Maybe not the best
> solution, but works for my Vaio TT
>
> --- patch_realtek.c.orig 2010-05-18 09:30:14.254249965 +0200
> +++ patch_realtek.c     2010-05-20 14:23:15.558978524 +0200
> @@ -8830,6 +8830,10 @@
>  };
>
>  static struct hda_verb alc883_vaiott_verbs[] = {
> +       /* Internal Mic */
> +       {0x12, AC_VERB_SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL, PIN_VREF80},
> +       {0x12, AC_VERB_SET_AMP_GAIN_MUTE, AMP_OUT_MUTE},
> +       {0x24, AC_VERB_SET_CONNECT_SEL, 11},
>        /* HP */
>        {0x15, AC_VERB_SET_CONNECT_SEL, 0x00},
>        {0x15, AC_VERB_SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL, PIN_HP},

Javier (jav09) wrote :

No, linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname
-r) doesn't solve the problem. Attached is the full patch to solve the problem on stock kernel 2.6.34, including modified mixer control.

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