I am trying to get skype working, I'm currently running kubuntu 13.10.
I can't get the mic to work during the test call. I start up the test call. Listen to the nice lady. Wait for the beep. Talk into my webcam my while also observing the audio levels go up and down in pavucontrol. After the second beep, I hear nothing, even if I turn my volume up.
Google video chat and hangouts work fine for me.
The test sound doesn't work that great; it plays very softly.
I have unchecked "allow skype to adjust audio levels".
I am running skype from the canonical repos, and through the kubuntu menu (so I think it uses the desktop file with the pulseaudio latency = 60 fix).
And that's it. I don't know what else to do.