Originally Posted by eireen
Is settings has something to do with it? Have you tried checking the settings? maybe it will work. Try it..
No it will not. He doesn't have his audio device properly configured.
Step 1 Enable mixer
# echo mixer_enable=YES > rc.conf
Step 2 Set Mic rec to 75:75 by going to su mode and doing it from
the command line. Read the man pages for mixer please how to do it and forget about idiotic GUI.
Step 3 You have to alter the permissions so that you have enough
privileges to record sound.
It would read rw-rw-rw
The permission should be set to 0666
Step 4 Go to Skype and chose among preferences /dev/dspl for recording
You might have up to 9 devices for synthetic voice (dspl)
Reboot to make sure all changes took place (this is not necessary if you do know how to restart rc scripts.
Step 5 Before starting Skype check dmesg. Your sound device should be
listed with full duplex mode. If it is not than you do not have
P.S. I assume that Linux compatibility layer is enabled on PC-BSD. If not it should be enabled. In particular you need compatibility layer
for Linux kernel 2.6 and libraries that enable alsa emulator.
That might not be done properly in PCBSD as the compatibility layer has changed from 2.4 to 2.6.
Another note. I assumed you use Skype 2.0 from ports. If you are using PBIs in particular PBI for legacy Skype 1.2 you are on your own.