February 12, 2010

Fix Mic for Skype on T61 Ubuntu 9.10

# In Skype’s Options / Sound Devices, change “Sound In” to the raw hardware device; mine was “HDA Intel (hw:Intel:0)”, but it will take some experimentation and some test calls to figure out the correct setting. Do NOT set it to “pulse”; there is a known bug in Ubuntu’s implementation of PulseAudio that causes delays of many seconds on microphone input.

# Also in Skype’s Options / Sound Devices, set both “Sound Out” and “Ringing” to “pulse”.

# Also in Skype’s Options / Sound Devices, it may be necessary to uncheck “Allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer levels”.

# Right click on the task bar’s volume control (the speaker icon), and select Open Volume Control. Hit the Preferences button, and add the following two controls: Capture (Recording) and Input Source (Options). Then in the Volume Control dialog, in the Recording tab, bring up the Capture level to near full, and in the Options tab, set the Input Source to Internal Mic. On Xubuntu (XFCE), use the Mixer, and "select controls", and make sure you select the two "Input"s.

This should fix it. No reboot needed. I think the last line is the actual fix.

No comments:

Post a Comment