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Firstly, what version of Ubuntu and Skype are you using? Also what machine.
There are three areas where the issue could be - within Skype's settings, withing Ubuntu's settings or with the microphone/soundcard.
I'll cover some quick attempts at solving, assuming it's the first two.
OK, first make sure Ubuntu's settings are correct. If you can access the sound settings (generally there is a Speaker icon in the top right). Right click, 'open volume control'. Often you need the 'boost' level as well as the usual microphone - if you have 'Front Mic', sometimes you need 'Front Mic Boost too', likewise if you have 'Microphone', you might need 'Microphone Boost'. In the Volume Control, click preference to add the 'boost' level.
If that didn't work it might be your Skype settings. In Skype options, 'sound devices' try changing the 'sound in'.
If those didn't work it might be hardware (or another trickier software issue) - try testing your microphone on something else.
Posted on May 06, 2009
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open skype go to tools from the drop down list select options scroll to video settings make sure the microphone is using the same as your computers audio you can make a free test call if you cant get the microphone to work you can select learn about setting up your audio equipment or control panel sounds and audio devices audio and also voice it's the same make sure that you have the right default microphone selected
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