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so it turns out, my skype does not work, it is installed and my sound works, but it seems my mic does not work
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Are you asking a question or stating a fact? If it is a question then please provide us with some data so that we can perhaps help you, because we are not mind readers:

Skype and Mint versions and Mint desktop you are using
terminal output of these commands:

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inxi -A
aplay -l

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I'm guessing that it is not recognising the mic rather than simply not hearing it? I found that the easiest way to get skype working was to install skype-static-oss. It saved a lot of mucking around and works just fine. Might not fix your problem but it's an easy thing to try.

Yes I know, I'm being lazy but hey, simple is good. :wink:
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Or perhaps just turning up the mic slider in the volume control as it is muted by default.

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pluraldave wrote:Or perhaps just turning up the mic slider in the volume control as it is muted by default.
And the one in recording not playback too. :wink: Like I said, this depends on whether it's an issue or recognition or level.
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Jip is does not pic up the mic, my video works I can hear the other person, but I am not able to talk back, I did google it, i see it is a common problem, it seems like it is a skype problem rather than a Mint problem, I will hit the terminal and give my out put back here,
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~ $ inxi -A
Audio: Card Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.18rc3

~ $ aplay -L
front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC269 Analog
Front speakers
surround40:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC269 Analog
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC269 Analog
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC269 Analog
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC269 Analog
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
HDA Intel, ALC269 Analog
7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
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Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
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staffie: have you opened a terminal, typed "alsamixer" and increased the mic sliders and unmuted mic channels with the "m" key. ??? Try that first. If that does not work read the section "no mic working" here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto

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thanks i will do that
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all those things are working

it is not a mic problem

the problem is that skype does not pic my mic up

my mic on its own works in linux, just not in skype

my sound works my webcam works

maybe I must mail skype and ask them
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Which instance of Skype did you install?
Try installing Skype-static-oss or Skype-static. They work better that Skype.

Or you can install Skype.exe using Crossover.

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Skype works well without PulseAudio.

Bug #362203 in pulseaudio (Ubuntu): “Skype high CPU use on 9.04 ...
Yes, using pulseaudio with skype in 9.04 gives a leak of memory, but fortunately it is possible to avoid using pulseaudio with skype. ...
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/362203

Bug #362203:
Skype high CPU use on 9.04 using pulse (and audio recording/sending delay >5sec)

skype-static-oss (from Medibuntu) works well with OSS4 and with ALSA+ESound (without pulseaudio)
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=32725

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God I wish Pidgin would hurry up and get voice and video working better and on Windows too. I'm sick of Skype sucking so badly, particularly on Linux.
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"I'm sick of Skype sucking so badly, particularly on Linux."

It is not really true.
I installed Skype on one ancient box (of 2001) Pentium 4, 1.6GHz 500MB RAM Ubuntu 9.04 + OSS4.
Skype works well. No noise, no delay. Fantastic performance.
I have already tested it well. I have friends in Ukraine, Australia and Chile.
From my subjective point of view, Skype + OSS4 + Ubuntu works much better than Skype with Windows.
It might be objective too.
You see, an interesting plug is already implemented in Winamp
http://www.opensound.com/
QUOTE:
# OSS/3D version 7 announced for Windows
# Nullsoft selects 4Front's OSS/3D Equalizer technology for Winamp 2.9.

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