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Skype microphone/webcam recogition issue
« on: March 05, 2016, 05:07:01 PM »
 

enawrat

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I am new to this operating system, which I have come to because MS Vista is losing support very soon. Thus far I am very impressed, but with one key exception. Skype is an essential part of my old operating system, but I cannot get it to work in Linux Lite - despite trawling through forum responses and Google searches. I cannot get my microphone to be recognised, though the Pulse Audio volume control shows an input response to my voice (on board SigmaTel HD and plugged in mic). No application is shown as recording when Skype and Audacity are running. The Skype sound test, though perfectly audible, fails to register a recorded message from me. Audacity, however is able to record/playback plugged in and on board microphones. Is it perhaps no coincidence that guvcview and Skype do not function as expected, since my on board webcam (Sony Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC6 with self-installed R5U870 driver) also refuses to record video in the former, and activate in the call window in the latter? I should be most grateful for some guidance, though please bear in mind that I have had limited experience using the terminal. These are my system details:

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Linux Lite 2.6

Desktop:
Xfce 4.10
Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz
Architecture:
x86_64
Memory:
3952 MB (Used: 745 MB 18.9%)
Hostname:
enawrat-VGN-AR71M
Kernel:
Linux 3.13.0-62-generic

Graphics Card:
NVIDIA Corporation G86M [GeForce 8400M GT]
Sound Card:
Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
Storage:
134 GB (Used: 6.1 GB)

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Report Date: 10:12:50 am GMT, 05 - 03 - 2016
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Bios & Motherboard Information
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 BIOS:

# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
   Vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
   Version: R2090J8
   Release Date: 02/26/2008
   Address: 0xE6F40
   Runtime Size: 102592 bytes
   ROM Size: 1024 kB
   Characteristics:
      PCI is supported
      PC Card (PCMCIA) is supported
      PNP is supported
      BIOS is upgradeable
      BIOS shadowing is allowed
      ESCD support is available
      Boot from CD is supported
      Selectable boot is supported
      EDD is supported
      8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
      CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
      ACPI is supported
      USB legacy is supported
      AGP is supported
      Smart battery is supported
      BIOS boot specification is supported
      Function key-initiated network boot is supported
      Targeted content distribution is supported
   BIOS Revision: 9.0
   Firmware Revision: 9.0

 MOTHERBOARD:

# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 10 bytes
Base Board Information
   Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
   Product Name: VAIO
   Version: N/A
   Serial Number: N/A
   Asset Tag: N/A
   Features:
      Board is a hosting board

# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 17 bytes
Chassis Information
   Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
   Type: Notebook
   Lock: Not Present
   Version: N/A
   Serial Number: N/A
   Asset Tag: N/A
   Boot-up State: Safe
   Power Supply State: Safe
   Thermal State: Safe
   Security Status: None
   OEM Information: 0x00000000


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CPU Information
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model name   : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T8100  @ 2.10GHz
model name   : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T8100  @ 2.10GHz

Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                2
On-line CPU(s) list:   0,1
Thread(s) per core:    1
Core(s) per socket:    2
Socket(s):             1
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 23
Stepping:              6
CPU MHz:               1200.000
BogoMIPS:              4189.69
Virtualisation:        VT-x
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              3072K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0,1

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Memory Information
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 RAM SPEED:


 PHYSICAL RAM DETAILS (one section per ram slot):

# dmidecode 2.12
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x000B, DMI type 17, 21 bytes
Memory Device
   Array Handle: 0x000A
   Error Information Handle: Not Provided
   Total Width: 64 bits
   Data Width: 64 bits
   Size: 2048 MB
   Form Factor: SODIMM
   Set: None
   Locator: SODIMM1
   Bank Locator: Bank 0
   Type: DDR2
   Type Detail: Unknown

Handle 0x000C, DMI type 17, 21 bytes
Memory Device
   Array Handle: 0x000A
   Error Information Handle: Not Provided
   Total Width: 64 bits
   Data Width: 64 bits
   Size: 2048 MB
   Form Factor: SODIMM
   Set: None
   Locator: SODIMM2
   Bank Locator: Bank 1
   Type: DDR2
   Type Detail: Unknown
Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 10:32:34 PM by Jerry
 


Re: Skype microphone/webcam recogition issue
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 11:01:51 PM »
 

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Have you tried this - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1101063&page=2&p=9307284#post9307284

FYI the Logitech cameras are well supported on Linux, you can get a cheap one with working sound/video out of the box, no hassles. Worth consideration. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/logitech-hd-webcam-c270-black/9928354.p?id=1218196481203&skuId=9928354 To get your original hardware going you will need to do a lot of work in the terminal with no guarantee of success.
 

Re: Skype microphone/webcam recogition issue
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 04:35:52 PM »
 

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Jerry, thank you. I borrowed a Logitech webcam of similar ilk to the one suggested, and the Skype sound was succesful, the video and sound worked in a call (despite the lack of a camera icon!). Video recording was also possible in guvcview. All I had to do was plug the device in, and an alternative uvc video driver appeared in the drop down list, and at last the webcam worked.
 

Re: Skype microphone/webcam recogition issue
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 07:45:02 PM »
 

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Awesome :)

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