cannot make record work - on ubuntu

I’m using ubuntu
Audacity 3.13
I installed from my distribution’s release

My problem is that I cannot get it to recognise any input. My headset doesn’t work, nor does the computer’s internal microphones. No idea what to do. I used to use audacity on windows, and that worked, but that was many years ago with different equipment.

Suggestions appreciated.

Windows guy here.

Many Linux users are finding their issues resolved by the AppImage which is available here:

That’s strange:

If you’re using kinetic, maybe you need to do a software update.