Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon (Ubuntu 14.04)
HDA Intel PCH
The microphone works well (tested with VLC's capture mode), but Skype won't catch any sound. Only PulseAudio is listed in Skype's configuration as microphone option. Amplifying the input audio to the very top (>100%) manages to get some sound, but it's distorted and still almost inaudible.
Solutions tested without success:
- Trying to configure it trough ALSA instead of PulseAudio (many sources, this one for example). No luck tweaking the few options available.
gstreamer-propertiesto set a different default input (source). No difference.
- Uninstalling/disabling PulseAudio (many sources). No good done. This is actually a bad idea.
- Adding the
options snd-hda-intel model=bit to
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf(source). This is also a bad idea.
gnome-alsamixer(source). Couldn't even launch it.
- Adding the package
libasound2-plugins:i386(source). No effect.