No microphone input in skype, ubuntu 10.04

After upgrading to ubuntu 10.04, my audio input stopped working. I solved it by installing pavucontrol, going to the input tab, and lowering the volume on the right input channel to zero. Once that was set to zero, everything worked fine.

Also make sure to unclick the “allow skype to automatically adjust my volume settings” option in skype itself, or it will lower the input volume to zero.

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  1. This advice worked perfect to get my microphone working in Skype with Ubuntu 10.04 on my ASUS netbook eeepc! Thanks isallmaroon!

  2. Joe

     /  2010/05/12

    Using pavucontrol to mute one of the channels worked for getting Skype microphone to work in Ubuntu 10.04. Thank you for publishing this tip.

  3. Biggles001

     /  2010/05/28

    This was the best piece of information ever,thanks a million

  4. I had to switch “Choose a device for sound input:” from

    Internal Audio Analog Stereo


    0807 Analog Mono

    after a few seconds, the microphone volume dropped off and Skype dropped the call.

    • Jens

       /  2010/09/04

      Where did you find the 0807 mono, I cannot find it on that list, only stereo.

  5. D

     /  2010/06/17

    Thank you that also solved my problem.

  6. Aleksandar

     /  2010/07/14

    worked out right away, after hours of futile tinkering with various scripts and settings.

  7. Boris

     /  2010/08/01

    I’ve been bouncing my head off of the wall for days. Thanks for the fix!!!

  8. thank you mate for sharing this tip..

  9. Esen

     /  2010/09/09

    There are many so called solutions for the microphone problem with 10.04. This is the only one that works. Thank you very much.

  10. karim

     /  2010/09/13

    Thx. this should be made more popular. Thanks a lot.

  11. csirke1

     /  2010/09/17

    I was fighting with it since one week!
    Your advice was great!
    Thanks so much!

  12. t0ma5

     /  2010/09/27

    I have tried many possible solutions in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 beta running on ASUS 1001PX but none of them worked till I found this one:


    Edit alsa-base.conf and add this line at the end of the file

    options snd-hda-intel model=fujitsu

    command to edit: sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

    Then using hda-verb

    tar -xvf hda-verb-0.3.tar.gz
    cd hda-verb-0.3
    sudo cp hda-verb /usr/local/bin
    sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

    add at the end before exit(0)

    /usr/local/bin/hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x1a SET_CONNECT_SEL 0x0d
    /usr/local/bin/hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x1a SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL 0xe0
    /usr/local/bin/hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x1a 0x3a0 0x00
    /usr/local/bin/hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x1a 0x390 0x00

    save and reboot.

    Now the last thing to do to have the microphone working is to put all
    the output balance either on the left or on the right. Oddily enough the
    microphone doesn’t work with the output balance centered. So go to
    System-Preferences-Sound (or whatever, I have Ubuntu in italian) and put
    the balance on the left.

    So can use voip and messenger application (tested with skype).

    To hear music of course is better to center the balance.

    If you set in the output as “analog headphone” the output works with
    headphone and if you unplug the headphone you can hear the speakers.


    Hope it is helpful for someone, the credits for some Italian dude who posted in the forums of bugs

    • UbuntuBeginner

       /  2011/06/16

      This worked great! I even left the output balanced while Skyping.

  13. JohnT

     /  2010/10/13

    Many thanks for the info. Solved a problem I’ve had ever since I bought the EeePC1001P and tried Ubuntu on it. Now I can pass it on to my son who had the same problem.
    Reminder to anybody else trying it. Install GCC the C compiler before starting the mod.

  14. matt

     /  2010/10/19

    ive had this netbook for 10 months now and i had just given up on the idea of ever having a microphone. This info solved my problem perfectly. thank you so much!

    Asus Eee PC 1005PEB
    Ubuntu 10.10

  15. Diego

     /  2010/10/28

    Dude! It works for me! Thanks a LOT!

  16. al scott

     /  2010/11/10

    ace! easy and it worked!

  17. Marco

     /  2010/11/10

    Thank you! You have saved my day… and my netbook that was ready to fly out from the window :)

  18. Vikas Mohan

     /  2010/11/30

    Works Great!! Solved my problem too.

  19. no sound caputre using microphone

     /  2010/12/04

    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Kaloa . Only operation system on labtop. Cannot move sound to zero on right. They move together. Cannot capture audio using microphone attached to aduio input jack.

  20. Martin

     /  2010/12/11

    Thanks. Been struggling to get Skype (reworking) on 10.04 for a while. Gave up then found this post which worked wonderfully.

  21. kenshuri

     /  2011/01/05

    When I launch pavucontrol I have an alert that told me ‘connetction refused’
    did anybody encounter this issue?


  22. Raj

     /  2011/01/09

    i installed skype for 64 bit 10.04 ubuntu. then i installed pavucontrol. the problem is i can hear the other person’s voice but he cant hear mine …

    plz guide me step wise …
    plz ..

  23. charles e

     /  2011/02/11

    Worked for me. Thanks a lot for the tweak.

  24. I tried, nothing worked…

    I have:
    description: Audio device
    product: IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=64
    resources: irq:16 memory:fe9f8000-fe9fbfff

    Please, help me out guys!

  25. seun

     /  2011/02/28

    Thanks for this, worked flawlessly!

  26. For any one trying to make Skype mic work with Kubuntu lucid 10.04 with VT1708B chip, follow this instructions:

    1. Click on speaker icon on systray, Mixer, Preferences,
    Setup channels, drag: Smart 5.1, Capture, Input Source, Front Mic, Rear Mic, to visible channels
    2. Mute Smart 5.1 (other wise the mic volumen will be very low)
    3. Select on Input Source: Rear Mic
    4. Select Capture and raise the volumen all the way up
    5. Unmute Rear Mic and raise the volumen all the way up
    6. Close the mixer
    7. Enjoy using Skype in Linux

    I took me several hours browser and testing to figure this out so I want to share it with every body.

  27. Paulo Polito

     /  2011/04/03

    Thank you, it works for Ubuntu 10.10 on a clevo m850.


  28. Quy Nguyen

     /  2011/04/24

    Worked perfectly for my Ubuntu 10.10 – Sony Vaio VGN-NR285E. Thank you very much. It make me crazy for serveral days……

  29. Nick

     /  2011/06/04

    This worked on Ubuntu 11.04! Thank you for the info!

  30. Bernard

     /  2011/07/22

    SOOOOO happy! i have done EVERYTHING and then i see you advice and that was all it was! LEGEND

  31. Joao

     /  2011/09/28

    Worked at once on the 1001P. Thanks!

  32. Graeme Vetterlein

     /  2011/12/26

    works for me.

    Needed to choose , “all except monitors” 1st in oder to see volume control
    plus unlock controls .. to left d right were not lock together.

  33. mimi

     /  2011/12/27

    thanks ;) worked exactly as expected
    ubuntu 10.04 hp probook 4525s

  34. pritesh

     /  2012/01/15

    Thanks buddy

    Your solution is working!!!!!!!!!!

  35. I’ve tried EVERYTHING, and most of the commandos here doesn’t even comply.
    I run LXDE in Kubunt 10.04.
    The solutions in this thread gave me a functional Pavu, but there’s still no mic in Skype…


  36. Attila Fulop

     /  2012/03/09

    Made my day, thank you so much! :)

  37. You sir, are a hero

  38. Very simple, thanks for the advice. Using Lubuntu 12.04.

  39. gio

     /  2012/09/21

    simply….. it works ! thank you

  40. Tanmay Pal

     /  2013/02/01

    thank you so much

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