Re: Mic doesn't work in Skype
I couldn't get Skype to work with the mic on my Microsoft web cam or my Samson Go Mic, so you can imagine the frustration. I found one solution, and it involved upgrading the alsa drivers. The first thing I did was go here to find out if my sound card was supported. Turns out it wasn't, that I had a Realtek ALC 888. This card has shown up in various Skype/mic problem posts that I have found.
Then I upgraded the drivers, using this post. That did the trick. Best yet, not only does Skype now work, but it doesn't look like upgrading the drivers screwed up the sound on anything else -- music player, VLC, etc.
Ctrl-Alt-Delete? Never heard of it.