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Thread: Empathy and Skype not making a sound

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    Empathy and Skype not making a sound

    ...upon incoming events, that is.
    I can hear Skype dialling when I make an outgoing call and voice audio is fine in both directions during a call.
    There is just no sound for incoming call or IM, and the same is true for Empathy IM.
    I have Pulse Audio for system wide sound, and it's set as audio device in Skype settings (no alternative there, actually).
    In Empathy, this isn't explicitly available as a setting, however, I made sure sounds are enabled for incoming messages.

    How can I find out what is causing this?

    Thanks, Ben

    ... on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, (not sure if it's in the signature)

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    Re: Empathy and Skype not making a sound

    Fix internal mic for use with Skype

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=pavucontrol

    Thanks To ZekeGraal

    These two manuals give good advice for solving sound problems:

    Sound Troubleshooting Guide
    (by Lkjoel and Wildmanne39)


    Sound Troubleshooting Procedure
    (by Mark Rijckenberg)

    Rodney

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    Re: Empathy and Skype not making a sound

    Thanks, but I'm afraid none of this helps me fix my problem.

    - The info in the first post helps if your *mic* doesn't work, but my mic is fine.

    Like I said, the problem is of on *output* nature.

    - The other two seem to be dealing with more basic problems, like no sound at all, sound card not working, ubuntu not liking sound card or vice versa etc.

    I do get perfectly fine sound though, except for these two applications and then *only* in the case of incoming call or IM.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney9 View Post
    Fix internal mic for use with Skype

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=pavucontrol

    Thanks To ZekeGraal

    These two manuals give good advice for solving sound problems:

    Sound Troubleshooting Guide
    (by Lkjoel and Wildmanne39)


    Sound Troubleshooting Procedure
    (by Mark Rijckenberg)

    Rodney

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    Re: Empathy and Skype not making a sound

    I have the same problem with Skype with the incoming call sounds. You can try this forum thread or the skype forum has other solutions. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1531112
    "Excellent" -- mrburns

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