-- MikeGore - 03 Sep 2009

Skype Setup

Note: Audio settings in Linux are a bit tricky. So first we need to get Sound Recorder working - then move onto Skype
Do not be surprised if you have problems - many people do



* Note: read SKYPE PRIVACY STATEMENT http://www.skype.com/legal/privacy/general/*

Configuring System Sound Devices

  • Device Settings: System -> Perferences -> Sound
    • Sound Playback: autodetect typically works for playback
    • Sound Capture: ALSA
    • Default Mixer Tracks: Alsa Mixer
  • Testing and Configuring Gain settings
    • Open Applications -> Sound & Video -> Sound Recorder
    • File -> Open Volume Control
      • Device: Alsa Mixer
        • Playback: Adjust volumes you want to control
        • Recording: Adjust recording volume you want to control (unmute and turn them all up until you isolate which one you want)
        • Switches: Headset - for example
        • Options: Front Mic - for example
    • Press Record and test for a few seconds and press stop - test long enough for the time slider to clearly move
    • Press Play - if you do not hear anything try plugging the MIC into the back of the machine and repeat - otherwise check mixer device

Configuring Skype Sound Options

  • Sypke -> Main Menu -> Options (Main Menu is Skype "S" ICON in lower left of Skype Window - ICON with drop down arrow)
    • Sound Devices
      • Sound Out: pulse
      • Ringing: pulse
        • Make a Test Sound - try differing sound devices until you hear this
      • Sound In: - try them all until you hear something doing a Make a Test Call for each device

Skype Securty Configuration

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