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Thread: Clicking noise with skype input

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Clicking noise with skype input

    Hi, I'm really new to Ubuntu and I've been trying to figure this out on my own, but at this point I'm not sure how to fix this. Skype is the only thing keeping me from complete windows avoidance.

    Problem: When using skype, I produce a bizarre clicking noise every few seconds. Also, when trying to test audio recording off of System > Preferences > Sound, it seems to fizzle out.

    Equipment: Quickcam Notebook Deluxe (ID 046d:09c1 Logitech, Inc.), Hardy Heron 8.04, Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook, HDA Intel something or other

    I'm pretty unfamiliar with all of the terminal commands and such. Any ideas on how to fix this? Any other information needed? Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Somerville, MA
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Clicking noise with skype input

    There seems to be some problems with pulseaudio in skype, you might want to try changing your settings to use ALSA instead.

    System > Preferences > Sound

    Change each to ALSA.

    Then restart skype and see if the problem persists.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: Clicking noise with skype input

    Thanks for the advice, but the clicking still persists even in alsa.


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