fighting with getting the mic to work for skype

Eoghan O'Beirn eoghan.obeirn at
Wed Oct 27 15:01:49 UTC 2010

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ubuntu-users-bounces at [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Robert P. J. Day
>Sent: 27 October 2010 15:19
>To: Ubuntu Users List
>Subject: fighting with getting the mic to work for skype
 > once upon a time, this worked ago and i'm not sure what i've messed up.  i'm trying to get skype working on my gateway NV79 laptop running
>(approx) ubuntu 10.10 and everything works except for the external mic that i've plugged in.  i can connect with someone else and hear them fine over the >onboard speakers but they can't hear me at all.
>  from memory, i've tried the onboard mic but could never get that to work so i bought a cheap headset and plugged in just the mic and i swear that used to >work but now anymore.  what can i try?  might i be missing a required module?  alsactl?  thoughts, anyone?

This was previously an issue I used always have and would resolve by removing pulseaudio of downloading a specific .deb package for skype, however with Ubuntu 10.10 I was able to install from the repos and the only tweek I needed to make was to go into the sound preferences and insure the internal mic wasn't muted

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