Skype not working in 9.04

David M Lemcoe Jr. forum at
Wed Apr 29 11:27:01 UTC 2009

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H.S. wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> H.S. wrote:
>>> marc wrote:
>>>> Ah, this might be a clue. If you have Skype "automatically adjust my
>>>> mixer levels" then you might find, as I did, that audio settings become
>>>> screwed.
>>> Yes. I always uncheck that auto level option, otherwise the audio
>>> quality suffers in skype.
>>     Odd. I have to take back my claim that Skype works on 9.04 because
>> while it comes up properly the audio on receive and send do not work. I
>> checked the mixer and both mike and sound are turned on. I have VLC and
>> it has lots of audio on 9.04.
>>     I will look at help and Google for some ideas. But I must say that
>> Skype does NOT work on 9.04 without some additional sound fixes.
> As I mentioned in my other posts in this thread, for me it was just a
> matter of choosing the right device to be used for sound in and out in
> Skype's preferences ... provided that the devices in the machine itself
> are working (sufficient level, unmuted, etc.).
Definitely so. I currently am forced to use a Guitar Hero World Tour
mic (does great) because A: I'm too lazy to buy a new one and B: My
laptop's built in one doesn't work. I made the dumb move of NOT
selecting the USB mic in Skype, and spent a week trying to figure out
why not!!


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