27-11-2011 08:28 - last edited on 01-05-2013 16:14 by LiamB
After struggling with a nonoperational microfone after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 I found the solution on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Skype:
Turn PulseAudio autospawn off, normally: $ echo "autospawn = no" > ~/.pulse/client.conf Kill PulseAudio: $ killall pulseaudio Shut down and restart Skype
After this procedure I could select my microfone in the audio settings and it works fine now.
Hope this helps!
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Accepted Solutionby gnu4us
16-01-2012 03:49 - edited 16-01-2012 03:50
The solution did get Skype to work, however, system volume contol was not working anymore and I could only use the headphone not the system speakers. Furthermore, microphone of headset was not working.
To really solve it, I did the following:
1. Set autospawn=no in /etc/pulse/client.conf. This sets autospawn to no for all users!
2. Because now pulseaudio will not start automatically when needed in a user session, the command 'pulseaudio -D' should be launched on login for all users. In stead of putting it in the ~/.profile (which works, but needs to be done for all users) I created the file '/etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio-daemon.desktop' with the following content so that this will be done for all users logging into the system: