[wellylug] pulseaudio & skype

franck fgd at hush.com
Tue Mar 15 09:41:38 NZDT 2011

Hi Rob.
I'm using Skype on an Ubuntu 10.10 (x64) and skype manages pulseaudio 
without problem.

In Skype sound option, I can setup pulseaudio as Microphone and Output. The 
exact label is "PulseAudio Server (local)"
Do you have this option available?


Le lundi 14 mars 2011 21:20:38, Rob Collins a écrit :
> Well I successfully got Opensuse 11.4 up and running on my acer intel
> laptop with ATI sound.  Everything works really well with many speed
> improvements especially noticeable now kde4.6 is the desktop.  Well that
> is except for skype 2.1b2 because Opensuse have now swapped to
> pulseaudio (dammit).  Can anybody tell me what I should be doing to
> assess what is going wrong that my pulseaudio skpe cannot use the
> internal mic (the one just above the laptop display)?  btw, all other
> sound recording apps seem to be working fine, it appears to be just
> skype with the problem.
> pavucontrol:
> I have tried having pavucontrol open to check for mic usage with its
> usage meter but it seems they have set opensuse's sound system up so
> that pavucontrol takes TOTAL control of the sound system while running
> so no other application can access the sound!  All I get with sound
> recording apps when I try to run while pavucontrol is up are "cannot
> access sound device..." type messages.
> Rob Collins

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