ALSA - Microphone Not Working

For some reason ALSA did not set my microphone to “capture” and so it took me a while to determine what the issue was.

  1. alsamixer

  2. Choose your audio device by pressing F6

  3. Change the view to “Capture” by pressing F4

  4. You should now see a list of input ports such as “Front Mic”, “Line”, “Mic”, etc.

  5. Select the port you want to capture and press space