Im sorry to bother you guys again with this... but im coming back with this old and unsolved problem.
I have linux mint 5 installed on my hp dv 9000. Everything works great but I have never been able to get the internal mic to work. Im carrying with this problem since I first used linux almost a year ago when I got Ubuntu.
The only thing I have found out is that my alsamixer lacks many of the features other laptops have, as shown in the attached picture.
i hope you could help me give it another try. Im really starting to miss skype