So I can't get my microphone to work for a long time and it flies me into a passion.
I've got Linux Mint, pulseaudio in it and audacity.
I don't mention Skype so let's take a look at problem with recording voice in audacity, ok?
The microphone is working - it's working on Windows and worked on my Mint before I've installed pulseaudio (it's another story...).
To be pricesely I installed pulseaudio because flash plugin was blocking my audio input and good people persuaded me to install it.
I have my mic plugged in on the front of the computer and appropriate channels in kmix switched on.
No option (audio input - ALSA: pulse, ALSA Default, etc) is working. Sometimes in pulse it seems that something is recording but it's only a noise - then mic is somehow "oversensitive" and these bars (sensitivity) are nearly full.
I really count on your help cause it makes me fury.