I checked the mixer settings. I was able to get the mic to record again but it is very distorted. Actually, I am using Input Source (Mic) and Capture to achieve mic recording. This doesn’t seem like it should be correct. Mic and Front Mic settings don’t have any effect on the mic as it would seem it should.
The above alsa rpm list is not good. You have stock alsa rpms mixed with an alsa-driver-kmp-default from the repos. IMHO you should be consistent, and if you are going to use that alsa-driver-kmp-default, then you should also update to the corresponding git versions of alsa-oss, alsa-oss-32bit, alsa-utils, alsa, alsa-devel, alsa-plugins, alsa-plugins-pulse and libasound2. If it were me, I would also install alsa-tools.
ok, great, … I assume that means you have some sort of functionality with your mic ?
I don’t know. In KDE4 you can add extra mixer settings via one of the menu selections. … But as to which of the settings is correct for your PC ? I don’t know. I think this is very hardware dependant, and its the sort of question one needs to ask either someone with the same hardware (who has this working) or ask a developer.