Getting Ubuntu 10.04 working on ASUS eeePC 701
Notes on setting up Ubuntu 10.04 on the ASUS eeePC 701. Mainly done as a reference in case I need to do it again.
Getting internal mic to work
According to bug #354705, post #12, you're supposed to be able to put "options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-dig" at the bottom of "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf", and reboot. Alternatively, this official wiki says to put that line in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base . (No .conf on the filename). Looks like yet another stale wiki, as filenames might have changed. After trying this, clicking on the speaker icon in the titlebar has capture options for sound card: "Capture: internal audio analog stereo (PulseAudio mixer)" and "Capture: monitor of internal audio analog stereo (pulseaudio mixer)." Not sure what the difference is; neither one seems to work for skype
Other things tried: Check www.alsa-project.org, which links to this list of all devices. Running the alsa-info.sh script from link #1, it says my eeePC has a "Realtek ALC662 rev 1". The second link notes both a "3stack-dig" and a "eeepc-p701" entry.
Running Applications -> Multimedia -> Sound Recorder, going to File -> Open Volume Control, I was able to get the Preferences -> Input -> Input Volume to show up. Uncheck the 'mute' box. Finally, something shows a volume meter that's moving as I speak.
Run skype, try a skype test call. Might need to try this troubleshooting guide, and install/run pavucontrol from the commandline to select the input device for skype while a skype chat is going. Now that's the epitome of user friendliness!
Other referencesSee here, here -- forum.eeeuser.com.