Steam Crashes on ingame voicechat (solved)
While I'm playing a game, the game will eventually hang and sound will repeat. At first I thought the game was at fault, but every time I removed the game from the main view, steam was not showing up. I'd xkill the game and restart it.
Steam doesn't seem to be crashing normally, only when I'm playing games, The game I was playing (only one I've played so far on steam for linux) is guns of icarus online. I have to xkill the game and restart it.
I'm running linux mint 15 "Olivia" with Cinnamon UI. It's a fresh install.
I haven't modified any packages to accommodate steam. Do I need to? if so what packages?
there are two proposed solutions, start with 1. If that doesn't work go to 2.
1. go to the steam settings, then voice, then click on change device, then choose the specific device (should look something similar to "HDA ATI SB [HDA Generic] (hw:0,0) via ALSA")
2. Disable PulseAudio and run ALSA by itself.