Ubuntu-14.04 [SOLVED]: Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 can't detect speakers, microphone, or camera

Ubuntu-14.04 [SOLVED]: Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 can't detect speakers, microphone, or camera

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    Anonymous

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    Problem

    I’m running Ubuntu 14.04, and in Skype’s audio/video settings, it says “No device found” under each of speakers, microphone, and camera.

    Relevent or possibly relevant information

    • All three – speakers, mic, and camera – work in Skype on my Windows 10 partition, and they also work in the Ubuntu partition with programs other than Skype.

    • PulseAudio is installed and configured correctly. In fact, it’s configured the same way as it was on my old laptop, which also ran Ubuntu 14.04 and on which Skype detected everything fine.

    • Computer: Asus X555Q

    • Skype version: 8.11.0.4

    Any ideas? Let me know if you need me to provide more info/screenshots.

    #36615

    Anonymous

    Accepted AnswerAnswer

    Okay, here’s a workaround: Just download and install Skype 4.3 (https://skype.en.uptodown.com/ubuntu).

    However, the good people at Microsoft, in order to protect us from a suboptimal user experience, have deemed it prudent to make older versions of Skype immediately force-quit when you try to log in (and in their beneficent wisdom, they don’t sully the graceful exit with any sort of abstruse technical mumbo jumbo like “Please download the latest version”).

    Luckily, you can trick them by changing the version number in the binary (this solution comes from Nicholas Odicoh):

    sudo sed -i 's/4.3.0.37/8.3.0.37/' /usr/bin/skype
    

    Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/987848/skype-in-ubuntu-14-04-cant-detect-speakers-microphone-or-camera
    Author: Tyler
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