Webcam microphone not being detected

im running manjaro gnome and my webcam is being picked up fine, i can see myself in cheese, the webcam’s microphone is not detected and is not working. I know its not the mic itself because it worked on windows and ubuntu before.

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC285 Analog [ALC285 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

output of inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host


On an HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-ap0xxx, the Quanta HP Wide Vision FHD Camera doesn’t have its own microphone. It uses the system microphone (I.E. the Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio. Have you disabled the system microphone in any way?


P.S. There is a Remote Code Execution Vulnerability known for this camera. Please patch the firmware if your camera is affected.

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Yes, that’s the norm in laptops. @gwal what happens if you activate the laptop’s mic?

Did enabling the internal microphone solve your issue? (So we can mark it as such in case someone else runs into the same problem?)


If you have bluetooth headphones or speakers in A2DP (high quality) mode, at least on my KDE system, the headset/camera/speaker microphones are unavailable. Set to telephony mode and these external microphones can be selected and used (albeit the quality from these is poor, due to using telephony mode). This is with Skype etc… Could this be the issue?

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