Hi all! Had no sound on mike in skype in Ubuntu16.10 (as well as in the previous 16.04). Read a suggestion to replace PulseAudio with Alsamixer. Did that. Now there is no sound at all. How do I get the sound back? I’m a complete newbie to the world of Linux, so, less technically involved / more simple solutions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Please, read this fully and do the appropriate steps for you. Linux sound troubleshooting sucks.
Hi rod_stone, welcome to our forums
First tell us or give us the link on how you did this.
As one newbie to another, I found it very confusing that a “master
sound” setting in Pulse Audio for a particular application was only
presented when the application was running and playing material. Check
out the last (all?) tab on the Pulse Audio while Skype is running. My2cw.
The last URL is the one post before.
Thanks for your responses to my skype sound problem. Around the time of my OP, I messed up my system so bad that I had to reinstall the whole Ubuntu Mate 16.10, so I have a fresh start now and have not as yet installed Skype, so I don’t know whether it works or not, but I am encountering more trouble with my wi-fi. This is WAY more important that I get it fixed. I thought Ubuntu was usable and functional, but it doesn’t appear that user-friendly. Is there a simple way I can just download the driver without having to type the US constitution in the terminal? Perhaps I should start a new thread on wi-fi? My PC is Lenovo G50-45. Thanks.
have you run all updates and have you checked in “Welcome > Software > Fixes” for any Problems?:
Have you looked at Control Center > Hardware > Additional Drivers for your WiFI?.
I have since bare-metal installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04.01 LTS on my son’s gifted MacBookPro, and Skype and Hangouts/Chrome worked “out of the box” (video and sound). Nice! I suspect that at times my ignorance (especially in the real newbie days, Ubuntu 12’ish) was a handicap that caused me to do lots of conflicting “click and hope” stuff that was very hard to untangle. UM is very slick indeed.