Resolve Mic sound problem in Linux Mint 12

After starting the year with a new fresh installation of Linux Mint 12, almost all the things worked out of the box except one thing. The microphone (mic) was not capturing the sound (absolutely no sound) so that meant that I had to keep my old installation of Mint 10 intact so that when required I could switch over to it and use Skype. After just over a month I finally got into my debugging shoes today to figure out what the problem was....

February 5, 2012 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath

New Year = New OS (Linux Mint 12)

I decided to start off the year 2012 by installing the latest version of Linux Mint 12 codenamed ‘Lisa’. Though my initial intention was to move on to a rolling release distribution to avoid having to reinstall the OS every now and then for a new release. But I decided against it and stuck with Mint which has been my favorite for the past few years. As one would expect with Mint, the installation was smooth and fast....

January 1, 2012 · 2 min · Mr. Kamath