Long time Windows user converting to Ubuntu 10.04LTS here. Still very green in the Linux world.
OK, I've searched high and low - including in these forums and no answer yet. I am using an Acer Aspire 5520G laptop plus Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM USB audio device. I want to keep my headphones plugged in all the time for Skype calls and use the Turtle Beach device for all other audio in the system - INCLUDING Skype ringing.
Skype (v18.104.22.168) gives "PulseAudio server (local)" as the only audio choice for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing and says use the PulseAudio volume control or the Desktop Manager volume control for sound settings. Neither of these tools have options to direct the Skype Speakers and Ringing to different audio devices. They do allow selecting an audio device for ALL audio output and one for ALL audio input.
So, how do I direct the "Ringing" to the default audio device (Turtle Beach) and the call "Speakers" to the laptop's headphone output (just like I do easily on Windows machines)?
I think to do this you would need to disable pulse audio in your distro and instead use alsa.
I don't use ubuntu so you will need to seek some advice on how to disable pulse audio in ubuntu.