[CentOS] Skype vs. CentOS: no outgoing sound

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Mon Nov 24 17:27:39 UTC 2008


On Mon, 2008-11-24 at 10:45 -0600, Alex White wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:02:21 +0100
> Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> took out a #2 pencil and
> scribbled:
> 
> > Rob Townley a écrit :
> > >>
> > > 
> > > Don't use skype, but r u sure your firewall is not blocking
> > > outgoing sound?
> > 
> > Funny, I never gave that a thought. Any idea which port I would
> > have to open?
> > 
> > Niki
> 
> Have you made sure that your mic is set to capture sound via
> alsamixer?
> 
> Run alsamixer in a terminal and hit tab to get to capture devices.

>From a gnome desktop you can also right-click the speaker to open the
mixer panel.

> Then have a gander at what is selected. You need to make sure your
> mic is selected as the capture device. Otherwise, it may have
> defaulted to something other than your mic. On my system it chooses
> the first CD-ROM for the capture device for some reason.
> 
> Also, make sure that you have mic boost on as well. You can mute
> the mic in the Playback section as well so you don't hear your own
> voice as well. When you run the skype test call you should bear
> better results.
> 
> HTH
> 
> Alex White
> 

-- 
Bill



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