[wellylug] pulseaudio & skype

franck fgd at hush.com
Wed Mar 16 04:00:43 NZDT 2011


In YaST under Sound|Other|PulseAudio Configuration... there semmes to be  a 
checkbox to disable PulseAudio.. I don't use opensuse, I cannot confirm but if 
it can help.

Fanck.

Le mardi 15 mars 2011 09:44:58, franck a écrit :
> I'm actually using the kde version of ubuntu with the 4.6.1 update of kde.
> You're totally right, kde is missing a proper PulseAudio management tool.
> 
> Next thing is using pactl and pacmd.
> "pactl list" should list a client with Application.name = Skype.
> in pacmd command line during a phone call test, using the
> "list-sink-inputs" command, you should get the skype listed as a sink
> also. If you can paste the output of both. Add the "list-sources" to check
> the inputs availables.
> 
> The paman utility may be handy in your case but it's a gnome based utility
> again.
> 
> Oh.. did you try to plug in a microphone and perform a test call ?
> 
> Franck.
> 
> Le lundi 14 mars 2011 22:52:17, Rob Collins a écrit :
> > Thanks all for replies.  Yes Franck, in fact "PulseAudio Server (local)"
> > is the *only* option for all sound inputs and outputs on my skype
> > 2.1.0.81 settings.
> > 
> > Glen:  I follow that apps that are trying to access sound devices direct
> > instead of going through pulseaudio will throw up an error instead but
> > skype on this Opensuse 11.4 distro *is* a pulseaudio app and also
> > refuses to make the skype test call only while pavucontrol is running.
> > ie It is happy enough making the test call when pavucontrol is not up.
> > 
> > Kingsley:  one of the reasons why i went with opensuse originally was
> > that they had made the decision not to force pulseaudio into kde, but
> > unfortunately this seems to have been reversed now.  I have been down
> > the remove-pulse-in-favour-of-alsa route before but you just end up
> > fighting against the flow in my experience with distros that the devs
> > have set up around pulse.  I am really not sure what my next move should
> > be.
> > 
> > For all those who said their ubuntu *.* works fine with skype pulse, I
> > am really not surprised as gnome seems to be far better equipped to
> > handle this sound system.  Conversely there seems to be no kde native
> > tools to properly assess and control what pulse is doing.
> > 
> > Rob
> > 
> >   On 15/03/2011 9:41 a.m., franck wrote:
> > > Hi Rob.
> > > I'm using Skype 2.1.0.81 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?
> > > 
> > > Franck.
> > > 
> > > 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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