[CentOS] Skype on CentOS 5 - my microphone settings are incorrect

Sat Mar 15 13:20:27 UTC 2008
Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net>

Lanny Marcus a écrit :
> Note: The Wiki for Skype needs a tiny update.
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Skype
> It's not a Beta now. Last night, I downloaded and
> installed skype-
> The Skype web site calls this a "Gold" release.

Much closed source software has a "Gold" release.

> I'm having the same problem I had when I tried to use the Skype Beta.
> It's not picking up audio from the microphone. The hardware works
> fine, when I'm using MS Windows XP, but I hate to use Windows and
> I use Linux, except when I want to use Skype or MS FrontPage.
> I believe the problem has to do with a configuration setting. I use the
> GNOME Desktop. 
> In System > Preferences > Sound > Audio Conferencing > Sound Capture
> there are five (5) choices: (a) CS46xx (b) ALSA (c) OSS (d) test sound
> (e) silence and I get the following results when trying to test them:
> (a) test and dies (b) test and dies (c) testing pipeline and I can stop
> the test OK. I suspect OSS is the one to select (d) test sound = OK (e)
> silence

Fire up a console and launch 'alsamixer'. Check your microphone settings 

In Skype, there's a small utility with a voice server, where you can 
check your sound configuration easily.