Skype in 8.10

Gary Kirkpatrick pegngary at
Tue Mar 31 12:04:19 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Robert Parker <rlp1938 at> wrote:

> 2009/3/31 Gary Kirkpatrick <pegngary at>:
> > Just upgraded to 8.10 and skype says there is a problem with audio
> > playback.  I tried changing options under preferences/sound without
> > success.  I am using a Dell Inspiron 600m which has an integrated sound
> > card.
> Pulseaudio is fubarred in 8.10 so first of all you need to fix that as
> instructed here:
> You need to read the above fairly carefully.
> Then you must configure Skype.
> Sign in using your user name and open up the Main Menu (the 'S' at the
> bottom left of the Skype window).
> Select Options -> Sound Devices.
> You need to select for Sound In, Sound Out, and Ringing
> Probably the best starting point would be 'pulse' for all 3 but on my
> system what worked was:
> Sound In -> HDA Intel (hw:Intel,0)
> Sound Out -> pulse
> Ringing -> pulse
> Try the "Make a test sound" and "Make a test call" buttons whilst
> changing the above options until you find a combination that works.
> HTH,
> Bob Parker
> --
> In a world without walls who needs Windows (or Gates)? Try Linux instead!

Ok until I get to the this instruction:

Open the PulseAudio Volume Control application ("pavucontrol", or you can
launch "Applications/Sound & Video/PulseAudio Device Chooser" and select
Volume Control from this applet's menu). In the Output Devices section you
will see a listing of the playback devices available on your system.
Right-click on the entry that you desire to be made the default playback
device on your system and enable the "Default" checkmark. Similarly,
navigate to Input Devices, then right-click on the device you wish to set as
your default input device (microphone), and ensure the "Default" setting is
checked. Close the application when you're finished.

There is no 'output section' that I can find.  Tried every option.  Am I
missing something?

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