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I cannot get the microphone working with Skype. My PC is Intel based machine using Soundblaster Live audio card. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10. Leevi...
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    Microphone doesn't work with Skype


    I cannot get the microphone working with Skype. My PC is Intel based machine using Soundblaster Live audio card. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10.
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    Check volume control..on gnome panel.
    Right click it.
    Open volume control.
    Check your input/capture is no muted.
    (Must confirm first about the problem)
    Never make any misteaks.

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    It's not muted
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    have you tried your mic in any other application like gnome audio recorder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b2bwild View Post
    have you tried your mic in any other application like gnome audio recorder?
    No, where can I find the application? I don't have it with that name.
    /Leevi

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    you should install pulse audio tools
    Please see this link:
    HOWTO: Get your microphone to work [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums

    Not sure if this will work with USB Mic.

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    What kind of mic are you using? I have a bluetooth headset w/ mic that works just fine with Ubuntu 9.04 on my Dell D630 laptop.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    There is normal sound recorder utility. in gnome,
    If your sound output is working there is less likely to have problem in your mic configuration. and alsa/oss setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    What kind of mic are you using? I have a bluetooth headset w/ mic that works just fine with Ubuntu 9.04 on my Dell D630 laptop.
    I'm using a standard headset, nothing special. There are several links on the internet about non-working mics with Skype/Ubuntu
    /Leevi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leevi View Post
    I'm using a standard headset, nothing special. There are several links on the internet about non-working mics with Skype/Ubuntu
    /Leevi
    What do you mean by "standard headset"? Is it USB, connected directly to your audio card, bluetooth, infrared wireless, other wireless? Without more information, we cannot really help you much. The make, model, and how connected to the system are minimal data points.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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