[SOL]Mint 13 Skype mic works only after rec. in another soft

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[SOL]Mint 13 Skype mic works only after rec. in another soft

Postby Tonttu on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:23 am

Same thing with Skype 2 or 4 (64-bit). Skype recognizes Pulse audio as the device.Test call records silence, but after I record something in Audacity with Pulse audio as the rec. device, Skype also starts to understand the microphone! What gives? How can I skip this annoying trick to get Skype mic working?
The machine is HP dc7600.
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Re: Mint 13 - Skype mic works only after rec. in another pro

Postby Tonttu on Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:37 pm

One person told me he does not have Pulse audio, only ALSA yet Skype works for him just fine. Any ideas on what I should do?
This HP machine used to have Opensuse and it also required some mic toggling to get Skype working (Pulse audio).
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Re: Mint 13 - Skype mic works only after rec. in another pro

Postby Flemur on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:15 pm

Try running "pavucontrol" while using skype - check the Recording tab to see what it's doing. Any fixes done here *should* be automagically saved.
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Re: Mint 13 - Skype mic works only after rec. in another pro

Postby Tonttu on Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:08 pm

Flemur wrote:Try running "pavucontrol" while using skype - check the Recording tab to see what it's doing. Any fixes done here *should* be automagically saved.


I didn't have pavucontrol so did "apt-get install pavucontrol"
But after trying to launch, I get this pop up:
Fatal Error: Unable to connect to PulseAudio: OK

In the terminal it says
(pavucontrol:2581): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_main_quit: assertion `main_loops != NULL' failed
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Re: [SOL]Mint 13 Skype mic works only after rec. in another

Postby Tonttu on Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:50 am

Was trying to run pavucontrol as root. Really useful error message :D But now everything works, thanks Flemur.
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