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Pulseaudio and skype. Finally friends

All the old problems are just not here anymore.

Finally the developer of skype had rolled out a version which is pulseaudio friendly.

The version 2.1 Beta works really well, the CPU is not going crazy and it’s all good.

Just update to the last one. And you can use skype again.

Skype and Ubuntu 8.10

If you wondering why Skype is not anymore working with your new shiny Intrepid Ibex 8.10 you’re not alone.

It seems pulseaudio is somehow responsible for this bad behaviour. To bring back everything to the normal situation:

killall pulseaudio
sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio ubuntu-desktop

This should solve the problem. It worked here at least. 🙂

Update: I found out that only the command
killall pulseaudio
is enough.
After that you have to launch skype and it should work.

The annoying bit is that you required to do that every time you want to use skype…

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