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    webcam mic

    i have an early dell p4 running ubuntu 10.04. my daughter and family have moved out of the country so i have set up skype. i have tried to set up a headset via the usb port with no luck. it does work when plugged into the sound card jacks. i just received a web cam with built in mic that is usb only. the camera works but like the headset no there a fix for this condition?

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    Linux Newbie hans51's Avatar
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    May 2011
    see what MIXER SW you have installed
    just did skype install again on 2 laptops and hat to go through problemsolving

    I use
    there you see different options to switch microphone ON or OFF or to select which microphone is actually in use
    do offline testing using sound-recorder
    gnome-sound-recorder 2.32.0
    on my KDE 4
    for testing of what lines are used and quality before doing the actual skype test

    that should solve most problems

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    I use a bluetooth headset to skype on Linux. I do have to switch the sound input (and optionally the output) device to the headset with the audio tool, but that takes but a second and works very well. Doing that, I can also walk around the room, not being directly tethered to the computer. I use it with both my workstation (Scientific Linux / RHEL 6) and laptop (Ubuntu).
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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