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Old 03-24-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
stardustdk
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Question Microphone not working in Skype (Ubuntu 8.04)


Hey all.

Found this howto/guide and it didn't work at all .


Anything else works in Ubuntu Hardy (I386) - that's including the microphone settings when using my headset.

Have installed Skype-static from medibuntu.org.

Have no internal mic in laptop.

Any suggestions?

Best regards

Stardustdk

 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:43 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by stardustdk View Post
Hey all.

Found this howto/guide and it didn't work at all .




Anything else works in Ubuntu Hardy (I386) - that's including the microphone settings when using my headset.

Have installed Skype-static from medibuntu.org.

Have no internal mic in laptop.

Any suggestions?

Best regards

Stardustdk

Assuming you're using Alsa, have you checked the input settings on your alsamixer? made sure that the mic setting isn't set to zero? stuff like that?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-25-2009, 06:04 PM   #3
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Make sure that you (or medibuntu.org) have not mixed up the Skype-static-OSS with the Skype-static package. One uses OSS as the sound system (the older audio subsystem), the other uses ALSA (the newer audio subsystem).

You can also try installing the Skype shared version from Skype.org directly.

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Last edited by JaksoDebr; 04-02-2009 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 04:02 AM   #4
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Thank you both for the help, now it is working

Best regards

Stardustdk
 
Old 03-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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How to make microphone work!

The only solution to make microphone work is to install linux-backports-modules-alsa-generic...

Just go to:

Menu / System / Administration / Synaptic Package Manager

And search and mark for installation:

linux-backports-modules-alsa-generic

tip: if you have multiple versions click on the first and read the description which should inform what name to install...

If after the reboot and mic mute is off, still does not work, just go to terminal and type:

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

and add or change the following:

options snd-hda-intel model=auto enable=yes

Then Ctrl+X, type Y to write and exit, reboot and mic will work.

Bye and have lots of fun with Ubuntu (the best).
 
Old 03-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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Don't tell me you didn't notice this thread is 3 years old (3 years and 3 days actually) and hasn't been posted to in that time (3 years and 1 day). Also you obviously don't know yourself that Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron from memory) hasn't been supported for 12 months so it doesn't matter what the OP does now he couldn't/shouldn't update or use it anyway.

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:52 PM   #7
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Don't mind, he has posted the exact same text to any thread regarding audio he could find until he was stopped by a moderator.
 
Old 03-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #8
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Don't mind, he has posted the exact same text to any thread regarding audio he could find until he was stopped by a moderator.
Wow, that is some spamming, my count may be off by a few but it's about 30 posts that are the exact same.
 
  


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