Making lenovo ideapad mic work on ubuntu 22.10

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I will try to explain my problem with the little understanding and the limited technical vocab I have. Ubuntu seems to have a problem with lenovo ideapad's mic specifically. Apparently this happens the internal mic is Monoral and ubuntu deals with it as a stero input device. Ubuntu tries to balance the audio from both channels of the stereo device and since there is actually only one and not two, it is balancing one channnel (the good one) with the second non-existing (meaning 0 volume) and ends up outputting sound at a really low unusable volume. Or so understood it.

I always had this trusty guide bookmarked that I use each time I upgrade to fix this problem. This enabled me to select a new mono-input device in "sound" that worked perfect.

Unfortunately, after upgrading to 22.10, i found out that this new version now uses something new for sound so that solution no longer works. Any one has any suggestion to fix this problem ?

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