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Skype on an Ubuntu Joggler
Run Skype with my UVC webcam Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000
Load Ubuntu from http://www.stephenford.org/joggler/ and donate
With the default menubar at the top of the screen there is not enough screen height to see the buttons needed to set up Skype
So - move the top bar to the side -
type "gconf-editor" in the Ubuntu terminal and press enter
under app - panel - toplevels - top_panel
see "orientation" on the right screen
change top to left
file - quit
Load Skype (Ubuntu 32bit) from http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/
Video works with no problem but the mono microphone on the webcam does not show up as an option in the Skype tools menu.
So read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SkypeTroubleshooting#Another%20way%20of%20selecting%20USB%20microphone
I did this -
Use Synaptic Package Manager to install pavucontrol
Start Skype and initiate a test call (the Skype testing service).
Start pavucontrol while the test call is running.
In pavucontrol there is a tab called Recording where you can select the input device for the application Skype
- do this WHILE THE CALL IS IN PROGRESS
after that it seems to keep running OK
(Earlier I had tried "Remove pulseaudio and install esound"
That also worked but there was no sidebar icon to adjust the volume and sound was a bit broken up.)
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