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I have Skype version on Ubuntu 12.04 I have tested my webcam and video and audio are working. On Skype my vid and audio work going OUT but I get no sound coming IN. In the sound options my speakers are set to "PulseAudio server (local)" and there is no other option. When I watch the PulseAudio Volume Control display (Output Devices) I see that I AM getting audio from Skype but it's not getting to my speakers. ???? Skype does make all the usual noises e.g. when someone is calling etc.

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First check if your mic is working properly. You can do arecord | aplay This should play the mic input sound through your speakers. Let us know if it is working.

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