Lubuntu 14.04 Humming sound in Skype

Phill Whiteside PhillW at
Wed Jun 25 18:55:20 UTC 2014


have a read of

However, I've just installed skype using as set of instructions based
(The Qt bit is important).



On 25 June 2014 17:49, John Niendorf <john at> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I recently bought a ZaReason Strata 7440.  I like the machine except I am
> having a lot of trouble with Skype.
> Initially there seemed to have been some Alsa utilities installed, but I
> couldn't find anything for pulseaudio.
> The sound on everything except Skype works.  Skype says that the sound
> devices are controlled by pulseaudio so I installed the Pulse Audio Device
> Chooser and can now access some pulseaudio settings.
> The problem is that the most I can get out of Skype is a nasty
> humming/hissing sound.
> The pulseaudio manager shows that Skype is on and the volume is up.  Sound
> should be coming out of the speakers, but the most I can get is the hissing
> sound and that usually requires some fiddling with options.
> Does anyone have an idea of how I can fix this?
> Thank you.
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