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September 19th, 2009, 06:53 AM
Hi all,

I frequently have problems getting Skype to work on Ubuntu Jaunty. (no sound and microphone not working)

I finally found a solution which I hope can help someone else here:

$ killall pulseaudio
$ sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio
$ sudo apt-get install esound
$ sudo rm /etc/X11/Xsession.d/70pulseaudio

Remember to Unmute the microphone under the Recording tab in Volume Control. (see screenshot)

September 19th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Thanks a lot! :)

September 19th, 2009, 07:45 PM
The latest beta version (v2.1) works well with Alsa though.

September 21st, 2009, 09:45 AM
Yes, the latest version is great. (Skype 2.1)

HOWEVER, on Karmic, my microphone is cracking and I am still troubleshooting the problem. Pulseaudio problem... again. :)

September 21st, 2009, 04:45 PM
Skype is working perfectly for me on Karmic 64 bit using the latest Skype....this is the first time it's worked perfectly....and it is definitely using PulseAudio.

September 25th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Ok, this didn't work for me. I'm getting frustrated.

I'm on Jaunty using skype beta I loaded Jaunty on a HP 6707us laptop that has mic and webcam built in.

When I click on Volume Control, my devices are:
HDA Nvidia (Alsa Mixer)
Conexant CX20561 (Hermosa) (OSS Mixer)

Also, In the Sound Preferences, all the choices under sound capture results in the same error message which I have attached a screenshot of here.

Can anyone help me PLEASE?

September 26th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Well I tried the given advice and now I don't have sound. Sure when I test it from the sound settings I hear a sound but other than that my PC is mute. I'll be really thankful if you can tell me how to reverse this. I liked my pc more without a working microphone, rather than with neither a microphone, nor sound.

September 26th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Removing pulseaudio (and installing esound) solved all problems of audio. This bloatware should be purged. hiahia. I am wondering what benefits pulseaudio gives us, other than the super function (for aliens) to play your audio to another computer. I have a feeling that the pulseaudio developers are using innocent users as testing rabbits (and very irresponsibly).