Linux Debian and Skype – no microphone

Today I had a strange problem with my skype installation in Debian. The microphone seems not to work. Finally I found the solution here.

The trick is the following:

  1. Open the Sound settings when you start a skype test call.
  2. Click on the tab ‘Recourding’
  3. Choose the option : show ‘all streams’ at the bottom of the tab
  4. Now when the skype call runs you will see the skype application appearing
    skype_audio
  5. There is a tiny button muting the microphone. This option was selected in my case. Deselecting the mute button solved the problem for me

One thought on “Linux Debian and Skype – no microphone

  1. thanks, you’ve our lives. I’ve been trying to make skype work on debian jessie, but the microphone was somehow muted on test convos and it just didn’t work.

    thanks google and you.

    adios.

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