No recording of sound on skype

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by malecite » 5. Mar 2019, 12:12

hi djemos.
thank you. i have been reading the instructions for slkbuild for the last hour and i am still trying to figure out how to do it. i am new to this and the instructions are not fully clear to me. but, i am not giving up and i will figure it out eventually.
btw, i use Salix Live x86_64 14.2.1. maybe this was the difference?

also, i have borrowed a computer for the interview, and so far resolved the issue with it. just, i would like to make skype usable in case i need it some time in the future.

thanks again.

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by mimosa » 6. Mar 2019, 09:02

All you have to do is download the build script and follow the (rather terse) instructions from djemos, then install:

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mkdir skype && cd skype
wget http://www.slackel.gr/repo/source/extra/skypeforlinux/SLKBUILD
fakeroot slkbuild -X
sudo spkg skypeforlinux-8.40.76.71-x86_64-1dj.txz
This isn't a true build, it just unwraps a binary from the Skype website.

However, it may be this doesn't solve the problem, which may well be local rather than a bad download. It's more a case of ruling that out.

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by malecite » 9. Mar 2019, 09:41

thank you.
i am going to give it a try.

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by malecite » 9. Mar 2019, 10:07

Yeah. I have just tried. It still creates static and there is no sound recorded.

Though pulseaudio reacts to sound to sound every time i raise my voice, skype didn't record anything.

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by gapan » 9. Mar 2019, 13:40

Can you try with disabling both alsa and pulseaudio services? Reboot before testing.
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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by malecite » 9. Mar 2019, 18:52

Ugh. How?
To test skype with both alsa and pulseaudio disabled? Or should I just restart them?

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by gapan » 9. Mar 2019, 19:58

No, not restart them. Stop them.

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sudo service stop pulseaudio
sudo service stop alsa
In fact, the recommended way to run pulseaudio is to have the service off! Pulseaudio will load as soon as something needs it anyway, no need to have it running in the background all the time.
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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by malecite » 9. Mar 2019, 20:27

Sorry for my ignorance. I am learning as it goes.

Stopping alsa and pulseaudio and reboot didn't make any change. pulseaudio was up and running again five seconds after i stopped it.

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by mimosa » 10. Mar 2019, 08:10

How did you stop it?

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sudo service stop pulseaudio
sudo service stop alsa
then reboot.
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Ah, I see you already tried that. Perhaps also having all applications off except for Skype? Something else may be interfering.

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Re: No recording of sound on skype

Post by malecite » 10. Mar 2019, 09:59

I tried it once again, just this time i logged in into pekwm, just to make sure that there is nothing else that would run pulseaudio or alsa beside skype.
i made it stop and then i ran skype. same effect. no result.

btw, there is something i tried before, but it didn't work: on the laptop the F4 key has an image of a muted mic on it. i tried to see if pressing that alone or Fn+F4 would make any difference and it didn't. Pulseaudio doesn't react to that key and neither does skype. it doesn't seem to make it on or off.

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