Solved Thank you
w1k0 got it 100% right I had the same problem with newly installed Linux Mint 13 Maya Mate. After removing Pulseaudio I had no mike whatsoever. This is what he wrote:
As I remember I resolved similar problem starting alsamixer, switching capture on and increasing capture volume. In alsamixer press Tab to see capture settings, press arrow to highlight capture, press space to toggle it and press arrow to increase the volume. Then exit alsamixer pressing Esc twice and run alsactl store command.
Last edited by moshebagelfresser; 07-26-2012 at 05:17 AM.