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August 5th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Has someone an USB phone for SKYPE ?

http://accessories.skype.com/section?SID=2c30bf45f063137e59df01030f796bf3423:45 15&secid=38893

Is it workign these USB hardwares phones for Skype (drivers?) ?

Thx for the nfo !

August 5th, 2006, 04:50 PM
It looks like they just work.


No drivers needed. May need to tell Skype to use /dev/dsp2 though.

Look at this link as well:

Hope that helps. I think I may buy one now myself since they are so cheap now.

September 8th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Dapper-Skype working – don't ask me why, it just works (mucho trial & error)
Dual-Boot WinXP Pro<->Dapper; Dell Dimension 3000, 512MB RAM
USB Phone from Skype (Simplyphone/Yealink 1025)

Skype/Tools/Options/Sound Devices
Audio system to use: Select OSS
Sound Devices
Calls: Select /dev/dsp1
Ringing Select /dev/dsp1

Double click-on Audio icon in the panel, ”Volume Control” window opens; Select File/
Change Device/pick #2 “Analog Devices AD 1980 (OSS Mixer); then
Capture – volume max; speaker clear/mic-redX
Line-in – volume max; speaker clear/mic-redX
Microphone – volume max; speaker clear/mic-redX
CD - volume max; speaker clear/mic-redX
Phone-in - volume max; speaker clear/mic-redX
Phone-out - volume max; speaker clear/mic-clear

The above Volume Control settings may need some small changes, but it's working; I'll experiment more later.

Have been able to make a call while watching/listening to youtube.

September 8th, 2006, 03:25 AM
Why bother buying one when you can make one...

November 12th, 2006, 08:18 AM
Finally, I bought a USB VOIP mobile. ~30$
WIth the new ALSA Skype beta 1.3, it works very fine.
No drivers, just plug and talk ;)