Re: no microphone in skype
On 12/06/2014 05:04 PM, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
I'm suspecting alsa. Something must be muted. Sure your microphone isn't
physically muted via the manual switch on a USB cable if you have one??
Heh, had that happen more than once and lost a patch of hair over it. :) Ric
On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Ralph Katz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
While I have no specific suggestions for you, I can confirm that Skype
works with my debian wheezy ver. 7.7 and xfce desktop on my laptop:
ralph@spike2 ~$ dpkg -l skype \*pulseaudio\* | grep ^ii
ii gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:amd64 0.10.31-3+nmu1 amd64 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii pulseaudio 2.0-6.1 amd64 PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-module-x11 2.0-6.1 amd64 X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-utils 2.0-6.1 amd64 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
ii skype 18.104.22.168-1 i386 Wherever you are, wherever they are
Thanks, Ralph. This is helpful. It gives me a data point to tracedown
why skype is not working.
Couple of questions:
1) What type of microphone are you using? Are you using a USB
connection? In my case, I am using Logitech web camera that is
connected via USB. The web camera provides both audio and video
2) When you run pavucontrol -> Input Devices , how many input devices
do you see? What are they?
3) In the Configuration tab, how many devices are listed for you? What are they?
4) Is there a conflict between alsa and skype 22.214.171.124-1? Do you have
any alsa packages installed on your machine?
In skype options, sound devices, Allow skype to adjust mixer levels is
I have this checked. But that does not seem to be sufficient.
Perhaps some ideas from here may help you:
I checked that wiki before posting my question. It did not have
anything that could help my current situation.
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256