May 19th, 2009

mumbai fresh

Ubuntu moving from Hardy to jaunty issues on my laptop

I decided to make my life more exciting. I decided to move from Hardy to Jaunty. Ubuntu Hardy is really rock solid. My decision to move to Jaunty was just an impulse. intially. it seemed all good. I tried out the live CD and everything seemed to be fine. Naturally I did not try skype on live CD but the audio recorder seemed to detect my microphone and recorded alright.
Took the dive , Installer is really streamlined . I think this is one of the most simplified installers on OS worlds.  All worked fine. interesting thing is I don't need to separately compile my Free Software wireless drivers. 
Now reboot looked alright.  Calling my friend on skype, and something was wrong, I could hear him but he could not . I checked on the gnome sound recorder, and it recorded my voice fine. but skype did not like my sound settings at all.
A little google brought me to these couple of links

The second link --> informed me about the caveats of using skype.
caveat 1: skype doesn't like to use pulseaudio, so you should still
choose the "alsaboost" device for its SoundIn configuration, but you can
use "pulse" for its SoundOut and Ringing. This seems to be a deficiency
in skype, and the side-effect is that while skype is in a call, you
won't be able to use the mic in a different application like gnome's
Hopefully Skype improves the support of linux sound devices especially with pulseaudio allowing a greater interopeability with all sound applications in linux.