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My little Asus X202E has worked beautifully as a dual boot (Ubuntu 13.04 - 13.10 & Win8) machine. However, after nearly a year of owning it, I cannot seem to get some of the audio issues with it settled!

Primarily, the difficulty lies with skype, which is essential for international communication.

Output audio is no problem.

Input is an issue!

The skype/microphone will pick up clapping or shouts (results in spiked garbled crackling), but nothing else.

Incidentally, the problem is the same recording in Audacity.

I have tried what was suggested here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2121812 "sound settings and set the optimal level and disabled the auto level option in skype"

What else can I try?

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I also tried this: askubuntu.com/questions/157891/… No luck. –  CCX Feb 19 at 5:54
    
Also tried things listed here: askubuntu.com/questions/163729/… ... No luck. Changing Device Input values under gstreamer-properties did not solve either the skype or audacity recording issues. –  CCX Feb 20 at 5:57
    
And I tried this: askubuntu.com/questions/222765/… Installing pavucontrol and the following instructions did not work. –  CCX Feb 20 at 6:07
    
Installing libpulse0:i386 did not solve my problem (askubuntu.com/questions/401190/…) –  CCX Feb 20 at 6:12
    
Sigh ... getting frustrated. Dropping the microphone to mono settings in pavucontrol did not work (askubuntu.com/questions/31572/skype-doesnt-find-my-audio-input) –  CCX Feb 20 at 6:16

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