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Old 09-08-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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sound problems with skype on mandriva


I'm having problems with Skype (1.2.0.21) on Mandriva (LX 2006) on my Dell inspiron laptop. The skype version was installed from the Skype webpage not mandriva's own. My soundcard works fine in Amarok but Skype reports that I have sound device errors and won't allow me to call. I have an ICH4 845G/GL Chipset AC'97 Audio Controller and I'm using an ALSA driver, the module is ‎snd-intel8x0. ALSA configuration appears to be OK. Reinstalation of Skype did not help.

I've searched for this problem in google and none of the solutions there have helped me.

Thanks for any help
 
Old 09-12-2006, 04:50 AM   #2
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You might try installing the different versions that Skype has, I had a similar problem with skype on my system and downgrading to an older version of skype got it working perfectly for me.

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Old 09-12-2006, 05:29 AM   #3
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My soundcard works fine in Amarok but Skype reports that I have sound device errors
Exactly what error messages? If it's any DSP messages you *may* need skype_dsp_hijacker.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 02:03 AM   #4
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Thanks for the idea of downgrading to an older version. I tried the version that came with the mandriva CDs and the latest one and I get the same problem, even when I do the echo test.

Which version of Skype did you use?

Basically, when i dial Skype will not connect me and I get the message "problem with sound device". When someone calls me I know that my computer recieves an incoming call but it is silent and I can't answer. It also only says "problem with sound device".

I don't know what a DSP message is. I'll try to look it up on google



Thanks
 
Old 09-14-2006, 04:57 AM   #5
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Skype Version

Im using version 1.2.0.18 that I downloaded from here and the DSP Hijacker mentioned above can be found here

You can also go to tools then options in skype and find your sound device and you might be able to change which one it is using (worth a look)
 
Old 09-20-2006, 02:54 AM   #6
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I'm using version 1.3.0.30 (beta) that supports ALSA and it works fine on Debian(etch) on my Dell C640 laptop.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 04:07 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tony_in_hel
I'm having problems with Skype (1.2.0.21) on Mandriva (LX 2006) on my Dell inspiron laptop.
i had the same problem: when i tried calling i would get "problem with some device". but i just opened skype now, went to tools, options, sound devices and selected 'oss'.

try that...

good luck

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:51 PM   #8
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Sound problems with skype on mandriva

Download the Static new beta 2.71 version and follow their instructions, I did and it works for me I disabled Pulse and it works with ALSA.
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