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Old 12-19-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Skype & microphones / mics


Hi all

Thought it best to put this in a forum.

See this here if Skype only works the first time:
http://www.skype.com/help/guides/soundsetup_linux.html
...basically you should use OSS over alsa.

See this here is Skype does not work at all:
http://forum.fedoraforum.org/forum/s...ighlight=skype

Hope this helps
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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One thing I've seen in the Skype forums is that you need the latest ALSA for the new Skype betas to work using ALSA. I think the minimum acceptable ALSA version is 1.0.13. Anything earlier than that and you'll have weird, choppy sound.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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Yes, don't use OSS -- for anything. If Skype is not working with ALSA, I would consider that breakage in Skype.

OSS is slated to be completely removed from the kernel in short order and many cards do not have OSS drivers. I know ALSA provides an OSS compatibility layer, but that's intended for things not yet upgraded to handle ALSA, not to handle buggy software.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 07:00 AM   #4
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the last skype has now alsa
and works great
 
  


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