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Microphone

Postby lycanthis on Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:36 pm

My headphones work, I managed to make my webcam work (well, sorta) but no matter how much I fiddle with the sound settings in the control center I can't make the microphone to work. So every time I want to use Skype I have to switch to Windows :|

The Pulse Audio device chooser doesn't seem to help either -- the pulse audio volume meter doesn't react at all, no matter how hard I shout in the mic.

So what now?
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Re: Microphone

Postby Kaye on Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:01 pm

Have you tried changing the recording node in the Skype sound options?
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Re: Microphone

Postby lycanthis on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:55 pm

I managed to make a call to echo123 by choosing HDA VIA VT82xx (hw:VT82,0) setting in Options -- Sound Devices -- Sound In. Also I chose the option HDA VIA TV82xx VT1708 Analog (OSS) in gnome-sound-properties. This gives me a sound input that is decent at best.

In order to hear anything in my headphones I chose pulse in Skype's Options -- Sound Devices -- Sound In. The result is less than satisfying, meaning the sound actually comes in pulses (no pun intended), and I cannot hear stuff clearly the way I do on Windows -- to my great dismay, I hate the fact that I still need it on my box :(

The funny thing is, my headphones act like that only in calls, I can listen to music without a problem on them, even though I have the same thing selected in for Sound Playback under the Music and Movies and Audio Conferencing section under gnome-sound-properties :?
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Re: Microphone

Postby Kaye on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:00 pm

Configuring Skype was a bit different for me considering I'm using OSS rather than ALSA.. I never liked Pulse and it never worked for me so I haven't even bothered with it. I didn't have to change my output mode, only my input, but like I said it's probably fairly different for OSS and ALSA.
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Re: Microphone

Postby JotaEfe on Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:09 pm

Hey people,

I'm a real newbie in Linux and am experiencing the same problem - my sound output (from speakers) is working fine, I can hear that echo call and something, but my microphone doesn't work at all. I tried all that stuff of choosing each available option and it ended up the same. Also got into gnome-sound and tried hard without luck. What exactly ALSA and OSS are supposed to mean?

I understand that PulseAudio is an applet and it should integrate properly with Skype, but it's not working. Maybe it's just configuration, but I couldn't fix it yet. So If you guys could help me in this stuff I'll apreciate it.

Thanks a lot, JF
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Re: Microphone

Postby JotaEfe on Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:33 am

Folks,

Can anyone help me, please? I am still out of solutions here.

TIA, JF
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Re: Microphone

Postby bendera13 on Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:40 pm

Hello Guys! I do have same problem: microphone is not working rest of Skype is find! I do have dual boot: Windows and Linux and I do keep Windows only for Skype and ZoIPer (VoIP - SIP program) - it is two programs I can not get to work in Linux Mint. So I have to switch to Windows. Any ideas how to fix Skype's microphone problem? Is any good VoIP-SIP programs in Linux that I can try to replace ZoIPer? Thanks
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