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April 17th, 2011, 07:01 PM
I've decided to start using Ubuntu. So far everything runs smoothly except with Skype - my Internal mic isn't working with Skype and maybe further on won't work with other voice-chat softwares but it seems to work on Sound Recorder.
On Skype Sound-Options I get PulseAudio server (local) for all sound devices and no other options.
-I have Acer Aspire 5553G Laptop.
-Installed Ubuntu 10.10
Thanks in advance.
April 18th, 2011, 12:33 AM
What version of skype? From ubuntu documentation:
Selecting Microphone (input device)
Most netbooks/laptops have two input devices, one built into the casing and another one for plugging in an external microphone. In Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and Skype 2.0+ you might have problems selecting the right input device. The following instructions should solve this issue:
1. Install pavucontrol, a program with with you can select audio devices
Click here to install the pavucontrol package (apt:pavucontrol?section=universe)
Go to Applications → Add/Remove...
Set Show: to All available applications
Search for pavucontrol and install it.
Or open the Terminal, and execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
2. Start Skype and initiate a test call (you can use echo123 Skype testing service).
3. Start pavucontrol while the test call is running: Press Alt-F2 and type pavucontrol, hit return
4. In pavucontrol there is a tab called Recording where you can select the input device for the application Skype
Note: Skype has to be running and Skype needs to use (i.e. make a call) Pulseaudio while you change settings with pavucontrol.
April 18th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Installed pavucontrol and tried all settings while a call was active on Skype, still no luck.
btw, my Skype's 2.2 Beta.
April 25th, 2011, 08:57 PM
same here. I removed Skype 2.2 and reinstalled 2.1, only in the latter does the trick with pavucontrol work for me.
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