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Old 05-18-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
zoffmann
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Best linux for skype?


Hello,

which is the best linux distro for skype?

I have tried xubuntu but I didn't make it work - it has some problem with sound. Computer which I use is Sony Vaio vgn-fs395vp.

best regards
zoff
 
Old 05-18-2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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The problem isn't Linux, the problem is Skype. You'll have similar problems no matter what distro you use, so choose a distro based on other criteria.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
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Lightbulb Installing Skype with Ubuntu 8.04

I installed Skype on Ubuntu 8.04 but had problems with the sound. Here is how I fixed it.

Go to the Synaptic Package Manager and uninstall Pulseaudio
Then, use the Synaptic Package Manager to install Esound instead

Skype started working when I did that.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
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The problem isn't Linux, the problem is Skype. You'll have similar problems no matter what distro you use, so choose a distro based on other criteria.
yup, I totally agree. skype is an absolutely wacky program, it does very strange things even when you didn't change any settings whatsoever. You roll the dice every time you start it.

I wish there was a better alternative, technically there is ekiga, but for me it has been even more of a PITA.
 
  


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