[SOLVED] Re: Configuring for skype
Oscar Blanco wrote:
I was checking the Skype website and I saw that Skype-126.96.36.199.deb is
for Debian ETCH. You have said that you are using Lenny (me as well).
I also have installed Skype, but I did it using Synaptic Package
Manager instead of downloading it from the Skype downloads website.
In Synaptic you will find Skype also, in my case it is Skype
188.8.131.52_API, and it works pretty well. I'm not sure, but this could
be part of the problem.
Have you got any experience using Synaptic Package Manager?
Whether you do or not, try to install it from any repository.
About me, I'm using an ACER notebook, TravelMate 2301LM. Have you got
any problem with your sound configuration before?
Thanks for your suggestions. The problem is fixed. There were three
steps to it:
1. Options - I had to manually play around to select a device for it to
use rather than to rely on "default" and ditto for the mic. Oh well. No
2. Ensuring that the mic was plugged into the right input. Again, no
biggie but something that one can only eliminate by trial and error when
the sound card output/input panel at the back of one's box is nigh on
inaccessible to look at directly!
3. Playing around with the mixer to ensure that the devices were
My difficulty was that each of the next steps to configuration relied on
the preceding one being resolved correctly.
Anyway - all is fixed and there was nothing mysterious to it. ;-)
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