input jack doesn't work on dell xps m1530

Bug #461732 reported by hendrikwout on 2009-10-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On a dell xps m1530, the line input jack doesn't work on Karmic 9.10 (same problem in previous Ubuntu versions). With the command alsamixer there is a switch between 'Line In' and 'Mic in', but in both cases, audio is recorded from the internal microphone of the laptop.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: henne 2954 F.... pulseaudio
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xfebfc000 irq 21'
   Mixer name : 'SigmaTel STAC9228'
   Components : 'HDA:83847616,1028022e,00100201'
   Controls : 30
   Simple ctrls : 20
CheckboxCommand: alsa_record_playback
CheckboxTest: alsa_record_playback_alternates
Date: Tue Oct 27 09:18:34 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: alsa-base 1.0.20+dfsg-1ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: alsa-driver
Tags: checkbox-bug
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

hendrikwout (hendrikwout) wrote :
hendrikwout (hendrikwout) wrote :

I found a solution:

run alsamixer in terminal, then set the 'digital' switch to analog (the 'front mic jack mode' switch doesn't do anything, as one might think). Anyway, I can't find this option/setting in the gnome-volume-control app.

another thing:
if I run gnome-alsamixer, I can see a 'digital input source' switch, which doesn't do anything and the terminal gives:

** (gnome-alsamixer:4925): WARNING **: gam_toggle_get_state (). No idea what to do for mixer element "Digital Input Source"!

DavidJB (davidjb) wrote :

I've got what I can see is the same issue, except that I don't have any such options when running 'alsamixer', presumably because I'm using pulseaudio. As mentioned above, gnome-alsamixer doesn't seem to help either with trying to set the 'Digital input source' to be on, or to select any of the 3 'Captures' I have to be selected for recording.

Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

Hi hendrikwout,

Please, if you are still having issues, test with the latest development release of Ubuntu. ISO CD images are available from .

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 461732

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 .

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.

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tags: added: kj-triage needs-required-logs needs-test-current-image
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2010-03-31
tags: added: karmic
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug report was marked as Incomplete and has not had any updated comments for quite some time. As a result this bug is being closed. Please reopen if this is still an issue in the current Ubuntu release . Also, please be sure to provide any requested information that may have been missing. To reopen the bug, click on the current status under the Status column and change the status back to "New". Thanks.

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tags: added: kj-expired
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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