Skype and Linux
k5di at zianet.com
Wed Jun 27 19:45:55 UTC 2007
Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 June 2007 19:44, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>> Isn't this a misunderstanding?
>>> The advice, as I understood it, was to add the lines to
>>> /etc/modprobe.conf . I wouldn't have thought it was necessary to go to
>>> great lengths
>>> to save the old version;
>>> you can always delete what you added if it doesn't do what you want.
>> No, the advice was to add the lines to a file called alsa. Water has
>> passed under the bridge and the last word from Skype is that they are
>> working on a new version that will correct this problem. So I plan to wait.
> Hi Karl.
> The Skype folks were giving you file references for the Debian OS. In
> Debian, /etc/modprobe.d has a bunch of files. Alsa-base is the one they were
> referencing, but I normally put any changes I want to make in another file,
> which as default is empty, and named "sound".
> Back to Fedora: The file that is used for all this stuff in Fedora
> is /etc/modprobe.conf.
> You say that Skype was working ok until recently. Did you check that your mike
> is still working ok, by trying another mike?
> Have you had a newer kernel installed recently with your updates? This may
> have caused the problem. If so try with the earlier kernel when you boot up.
> Of course it's possible that Skype themselves have changed something, and is
> why you're having problems. I 've never tried it, being on dialup.
> 2¢ worth of comments.
Hi Nigel, the advice that came first was to modify the file alsa but of
course they didn't know where that is on FC6. Then today I got a email
saying the version I have is bad and a new one is being worked on so
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