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    Skype Problem

    I am currently having a problem with Skype and Pulseaudio. Basically the problem is that if any program is simultaneously using the audio along side Skype, then one of them won't work. For instance, if I'm listening to music in Aramok when I get a call on Skype, then Skype reports an audio problem. Otherwise, both applications work fine separately.

    I have made shallow attempts a number of times to fix this problem, which included following some posted tutorials on (supposedly) related problems, but nothing have fixed it. Does anyone have a guide to a fix for THIS specific problem? Or better yet, can some inform me on how to go about fixing this?

    Thanks,

    - John
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    Re: Skype Problem

    anyone?
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    Re: Skype Problem

    AFAIK there is a known issue with Skype and all sound apps in linux. I am not aware of anyone who has actually fixed this one. Unfortunately Skype is a proprietary ( closed source) app so no-one has been able to look at the code.

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    Re: Skype Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by lemmy999 View Post
    AFAIK there is a known issue with Skype and all sound apps in linux. I am not aware of anyone who has actually fixed this one. Unfortunately Skype is a proprietary ( closed source) app so no-one has been able to look at the code.
    Thanks for the reply.

    I do realize that Skype is closed source, but my thought is that someone might have solved the issue through techniques other than looking at the code... such as emulating the alsa sound for Skype only. I'm sure there has to be a way to temporarily fix this without altering Skype.

    I do hope, however, that the Skype crew fix the app eventually.

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    Re: Skype Problem

    That known issue was only in old 1.x versions as they used OSS instead of alsa, the new 2.x versions should work fine...

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    Re: Skype Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by viciouslime View Post
    That known issue was only in old 1.x versions as they used OSS instead of alsa, the new 2.x versions should work fine...
    That's what I would've hoped, but I'm running the 2.x version, and I still have the same problems. It gives me an audio error when another app is running sound.

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