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Old 06-23-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Skype - Logitech USB headset. No sound, no mic


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Old 06-24-2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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Please tell us what the problem was an how it was resolved. That helps other members of the community which might have a similar problem.

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Old 06-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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Good point.

I worked through a problem of no sound in headset and no mic reception.

Used the link below for terminal commands to link system to headset:
http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=4489

Particularly:
usermod -Gaudio username
chown username /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/dsp

Entering these commands (replacing username) turned on the mic reception.

I also used 'alsaconf' command to have the sound system reconfigure itself just in case that wasn't working.

'Alsamixer' to ensure all mics were turned on and not muted (often they are off there, when not always so in Kmix mixer... certainly some were off that were on in mixer and may have stoppped it working).

Turned off repeating of my voice coming into the headset. And reboot Linux to let all changes take. Behaved quite different following reboot.

One side issue it has created is losing most of the volume in UrbanTerror game. Also needed to change VLC player, as it stopped playing sound thru normal speakers and always into the Skype headset after the changes lol. So I think everything defaults now to Skype USB headset, hence new problem with game sound. If app has ability to reconfigure then fine, otherwise bit stuck!

Hope that helps clarify.

Pete

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for your quite useful explanation. I am sure it wil help others.

Did you check /dev/dsp after the reboot? I think it went back to its default value of 660 (crw-rw----) But since you are member of the audio group that is ok.

As for the volume level problem, Skype does change mixer settings. See what you can do with alsamixer (GUI-like command line interface), and look also at amixer which is a full command line program. But it allows you to write bash scripts and adjust your audio after it has been changed.

I have installed a separate USB headset for Skype, so my normal sound sytem is not changed by Skype.

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Old 06-26-2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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Hi

Thanks.

I'm really a newbie on Linux, so not sure how i would check /dev/dsp. Thought to do it, but wasn't sure how.

Kind of had the feeling, "Well I got it working, lets not mess with it to make it perfect and stop it working... Not sure I can fix it if that happens..."

Turned off the ability for Skype to change mixer settings. Part of the instructional.

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Thanks for your quite useful explanation. I am sure it wil help others.

Did you check /dev/dsp after the reboot? I think it went back to its default value of 660 (crw-rw----) But since you are member of the audio group that is ok.

As for the volume level problem, Skype does change mixer settings. See what you can do with alsamixer (GUI-like command line interface), and look also at amixer which is a full command line program. But it allows you to write bash scripts and adjust your audio after it has been changed.

I have installed a separate USB headset for Skype, so my normal sound sytem is not changed by Skype.

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