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Today I spent more than an hour trying to get Skype set up on my Linux box (Debian testing), but I couldn't make my microphone to work correctly. So I hear the other person talking, but they can't hear me. I am running KDE 4.3 and Skype 2.1 Beta. What do I need to do to get it working?

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Does the microphone work in other applications? –  Nifle Mar 10 '10 at 22:30

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I've used audio with Skype and GNOME before. I'm suspecting you don't have the audio input set properly. Open options (ctrl+o) and go to sound devices, check the input there. Likely that's set to PulseAudio, Ideally KDE needs to use the same audio system.

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It turned out that my microphone didn't work in any other application either. After some fiddling with mixer settings, I found out that the Capture switch was disabled and muted. After fixing this and setting Front Mic as the Input Source everything started working.

Its a bit of a shame that the default mixer settings are still not what the average user would expect.

Thanks for the hint @Nifle

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