[xubuntu-users] Inexplicable issue with sound on 14.04

Anthony Papillion anthony at cajuntechie.org
Fri Aug 8 17:51:28 UTC 2014

On 08/08/2014 04:26 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 09:23:39PM -0500, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>> I have an odd issue with sound that I hope someone can help me
>> troubleshoot. I've looked at all of the logs and can't seem to find
>> anything related to the problem so I'm turning here.
>> If I run Audacity or other sound recording program, the software can
>> hear me and record through my mic with no problem. I can even use Jitsi
>> (a VoIP program) with no problem. But if I try to use Skype or Google
>> Voice, neither can hear me at all!
>> Any idea what might be the issue here or where I might even look to
>> troubleshoot?
> I've always found Skype to be almost impossible to find logically how
> to get it to 'see' the microphone.  I've usually played around for a
> frustrating time turning on and off various options within Skype and
> in the pulsaudio settings and it then suddenly works for no apparently
> good reason.
> So, just fiddle around for a while is my advice.

Thanks, Chris. I'll do that. But I'm still concerned that the problem
isn't just limited to Skype. Google Voice also has that problem. But
perhaps a plugin reinstall will fix that.

Thanks again,

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