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Re: Skype no sound on fedora

2009/5/12 Wendell Nichols <wcn00 shaw ca>:
> This is a short howto for skype on recent fedora distributions which use the
> pulseaudio system.  I had no sound in skype and am going on a trip so I
> needed to resolve that problem.  I saw lots of others with the problem on
> the web with mixed results so I'll post the resolution to my problem here
> where its searchable :)
> problem:  no sound in skype.  Pressing the test sound button produced no
> output.  sound on the box is working perfectly.
> I connected strace to it (strace -f -e trace-open -p 1234) and pressed the
> test sound button.  It failed to open some pulseaudio libs in
> /usr/lib/pulse... (I forget exactly which ones... sorry).  The problem is
> that while I have a working sound system for most apps Skype is a 32 bit app
> and needs 32 bit pulse support.  So I installed:
> yum install   pulseaudio.i386  pulseaudio-core-libs.i386
>  alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386
> Then I set the sound device to "pulse" in skype, pressed the test button and
> it made noise!
> Hopefully this will help others...
> wcn
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hope it can help....

Antonio Montagnani
Skype : antoniomontag
SIP: antoniomontag ekiga net

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