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Old 12-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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audio chat software for linux redhat


I use redhat 5.7. I can't get any audio chat to work on my desktop. An old skype works, but since my computer does not record audio, audio chat on skype is not possible.


I contacted redhat support but could not find solution for this. So I thought of contacting here, thinking that someone may have practical experience. Are you aware of a good audio (bonus if it allows video also) chat software for linux.

I have virtualbox with Windows 7 in it, but virtualbox does not allow recording voice in it. I tried VMware but that does not install in my desktop.
Thank you for your help in advance.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Well, my first thought, is we need to determine if it's a hardware or software issue. In other words, is your problem related to your computer not recognizing your input device (and if not, what sort of device is it, sound card input, USB input) or is it a software issue (your computer recognizes the device but the software doesnt, or it doesnt function)
 
Old 12-06-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Well, my first thought, is we need to determine if it's a hardware or software issue. In other words, is your problem related to your computer not recognizing your input device (and if not, what sort of device is it, sound card input, USB input) or is it a software issue (your computer recognizes the device but the software doesnt, or it doesnt function)
Thanks. Earlier I had windows as main host and that time: I could do recording. One day... it crashed...and I had redhat installed. Since then...no audio chat.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
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Well, i'm surprised the RH support wasn't able to help you, but until some heavy hitters get here, lets take a look at some of the questions I asked: lets start from the end, i guessoes the program (lets start with skype) when you start skype and go into the options, is the audio device listed?
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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when you start skype and go into the options, is the audio device listed?
For ringing, microphone and speakers: three of them it shows default device.

In microphone: other options are hda intel and usb device.
Similarly, in speakers: other options are hda intel.
Thanks.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 08:43 PM   #6
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And what sort of device are you using? is it a usb Headset? an 8mm sound card plug in mic?
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:01 PM   #7
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It is i ball, i342MV microphone (not usb device). Thanks a lot for reply.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 09:04 PM   #8
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ok, so from a hardware perspective (i was hoping for some linux expert backup by now! :P ) is it plugged into the correct input on the soundcard/motherboard (generally speaking, mics are pink colored inputs), does changing to the intel HDA within skype change anything? It maybe that skype is defaulting to USB instead of the standard mic
 
Old 12-06-2011, 09:21 PM   #9
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ok, so from a hardware perspective (i was hoping for some linux expert backup by now! :P ) is it plugged into the correct input on the soundcard/motherboard (generally speaking, mics are pink colored inputs), does changing to the intel HDA within skype change anything? It maybe that skype is defaulting to USB instead of the standard mic
I tried changing options and record, but skype-test call does not record anything.
All microphone jacks are properly placed. My skype version is beta.

I earlier tried rpm files of gtalk, even using yum localinstall, but dependencies failed.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 06:25 AM   #10
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I know this is written for Ubuntu, but give it a read over, and see if you can modify to get the steps into RH https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:54 AM   #11
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I know this is written for Ubuntu, but give it a read over, and see if you can modify to get the steps into RH https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto
It does not still work.

My codec is
Codec: Analog Devices AD1983
And in the http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Docum...Models.txt#266, there is nothing under its name.

I also found this line in modprobe.conf:
remove snd-hda-intel { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-hda-intel

I don't know what it means.
Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:13 AM   #12
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I had the same problem with an in-built microphone on an Acer. If you open Skype and go to options and then Sound Devices, click the down arrow on its tab to see if you have other options. Mine was set to Default device(default) and when I change it to one of the other options, it worked. I don't know why there were so many option nor do I know why it worked but you could try it, nothing to be lost.??
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:29 AM   #13
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I THINK he already did that yancek, but at this point, i'm out of ideas :|
 
Old 12-07-2011, 10:04 AM   #14
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I had the same problem with an in-built microphone on an Acer. If you open Skype and go to options and then Sound Devices, click the down arrow on its tab to see if you have other options. Mine was set to Default device(default) and when I change it to one of the other options, it worked.
I tried that and still it does not work. I will try additionally with another microphone. Also let me know if there are other options. Thanks for the help.
 
  


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