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Old 10-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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Microphone blocked in skype when a music program is running


Suppose, I have a program, that outputs music (music or video player), running and someone calls me over skype. Then I pause the program and reply. For some reason, I can hear the person, calling me. But he doesn't hear me. My microphone is blocked.

So I have to cancel the call, stop the program, and call back. Which is a waste of time.

How can I fix it?

The microphone is connected to the motherboard via mini-jack (not usb). Sorry, if I must give more info. Let me know, if you need something.

OS: Slackware 14.0

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Old 10-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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With slackware, you have alsa, I presume. You are likely to be missing package dependencies. Look at the output of
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ldd /usr/bin/skype |grep found
The correct output is no output. Anything mentioned is missing. Install it.
 
Old 10-23-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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bash-4.2$ ldd ~/skype-4.1.0.20/skype |grep found
Prints nothing
 
Old 10-24-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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ldd ~/skype-4.1.0.20/skype |grep found

Prints nothing
Excellent - all dependencies in order. Now the next thing to check is this: With pointing devices (Mice/mouses/meece etc) there is dev/input/mice which is a summing point for dev/input/mouse0, dev/input/mouse1, etc. Audio never got that quite sorted, although they aspired to it. Look at the skype audio options and see if you can fix is by choosing a different audio device that works better. That would save us thinking.
 
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:45 PM   #5
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Look at the skype audio options and see if you can fix is by choosing a different audio device that works better.
Yes, it helped. After I selected Sound devices -> Microhpone -> Default device, it started to work. The previous device was MIC ADC (hw:0,1).
 
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HaHa - I struck lucky, then :-)). Mark this solved solved
 
  


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