Enable Internal/External Microphone Inspiron 1420 on Ubuntu 8.04
I wanted to use VOIP, but the mic didn’t work. How did I enable it?
First, I was able to use the internal mic, thanks to this post.
OK, so now how do I use my own mic.
In the volume control,
1. Click Edit -> Preferences
2. Check the Input Source
3. Change the Digital Input Source to Analog Inputs
4. Select Front Mic as Input Source.
Tested on the Sound Recorder, fixed.