Skype in 8.10

Gary Kirkpatrick pegngary at
Tue Mar 31 21:44:40 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Robert Parker <rlp1938 at> wrote:

> 2009/3/31 Gary Kirkpatrick <pegngary at>:
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Robert Parker <rlp1938 at>
> wrote:
> >>
> >
> > 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?
> On my system 'pavucontrol' gets me a box with 4 tabs, "Playback",
> "Recording", "Output Devices", and "Input Devices".
> On my system for "Output Devices" the list at the bottom right shows
> "All Output Devices" and the the  "Open Menu", at the top right, when
> opened shows only "Default" which is checked. The "Input Devices" tab
> shows "All Except Monitors" and again the only selectable item at the
> top right is "Default" which is checked.
> I think all you need do is make sure that the "Default" option is checked.
> Maybe just attempt to configure Skype. You do need to be logged in to
> do the configuration.
> Bob Parker
> --
> In a world without walls who needs Windows (or Gates)? Try Linux instead!

Turned out that Skype was turning off the mic so I disallowed skype from
setting the mix levels.  The next call I had was perfect.  I'll see how it

Thanks so much to each of you!

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