When running Skype on Ubuntu 9.04, I get the following error message when making a test call:
“Problem with Audio Playback”
The problem is that Ubuntu uses pulse audio and Skype does not play nicely with it. To fix it, do the following:
- Open Skype options and select Sound Devices
- Change Sound In, Sound Out and Ringing to use “pulse”
- Clear the check mark next to “Allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer levels” (This step may not be required)
- Press the Apply button and then the Close button.
You should now be able to place a test call.
Update: Microphone issue.
Several people have posted comments saying that they have had problems with their microphone not working in Skype. I did not run into this problem so I don’t know how to fix it. However, Chris did post the following comment on this blog entry:
To fix the microphone problem!
Change the sound in (in the Skype sound options) to your motherboard instead of Pulse. Now it should work for ya!
Thanks Chris for this suggestion. Hopefully it will work for you too.