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Old 08-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
AbdurRahman
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Cant Run Skype in Fedora 11


Hi, I've just installed skype in fedora 11, however it is not receiving or making any skype t skype calls it says "no audio".
Someone please help me. Keep in mind im new to linux plz give step by step guide
 
Old 08-09-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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I take it that you have sound support configured and working in Fedora? If so, have you configured Skype as per here? http://www.skype.com/help/guides/soundsetup_linux.html

If you have no sound working, then please list your sound card/motherboard make/model, and the output of lspci -vv.

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Old 08-17-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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I take it that you have sound support configured and working in Fedora? If so, have you configured Skype as per here? http://www.skype.com/help/guides/soundsetup_linux.html

If you have no sound working, then please list your sound card/motherboard make/model, and the output of lspci -vv.
wow nothing seems to work in linux ! skype has no sound meaning i can hear the person calling me but the person i've called cant hear me. what i speak only echoes in my headphones.
I am using compaq pressario 2100.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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So, let me get this right.
You can hear sounds, just you cannot make sounds using a mic?

Check this page out:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/VolumeControl

Make sure that the Input tab is high enough, and that you have a available device for sound input (should be your sound support)
 
Old 08-21-2009, 03:41 AM   #5
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So, let me get this right.
You can hear sounds, just you cannot make sounds using a mic?

Check this page out:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/VolumeControl

Make sure that the Input tab is high enough, and that you have a available device for sound input (should be your sound support)
meaning that i could hear the person on the other end speaking to me however when i speak he does not hear anything.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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The build Skype provides for Linux is obscenely out-of-date - it doesn't like to play nice with Pulseaudio. I've only gotten it working sporadically myself. I think its current configuration (through pulse) allows me to hear calls, but transmits my stereo mix instead of the mic. My friends hear the music I'm listening to. They really need to update this thing. :P

Try googling 'skype pulseaudio' or something for a number of kludgy fixes. It is possible, as I've had it working, but it's almost more effort than it's worth.
 
Old 08-23-2009, 03:06 PM   #7
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So what is the big deal with linux ??? Nothing works on it properly!!!!
 
Old 08-23-2009, 05:02 PM   #8
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Yes, that's the problem. Not that Skype has made a token offering of an unstable, barely supported, never updated, binary-only, x86-only build for versions Current - 4 and Current - 5. This is Linux's fault.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:20 AM   #9
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So what is the big deal with linux ??? Nothing works on it properly!!!!
So go back to using Windows, if you don't like Linux. Really, you won't hurt our feelings...


BTW, there are thousands of Google references to this. One even points to an article on this very site, giving notes on how to get it going. Skype took me all of 15 minutes to get installed and running....

Add your user to all of the pulse and audio groups you can find in your user manager. Log out/back in, it should then work.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:20 AM   #10
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So go back to using Windows, if you don't like Linux. Really, you won't hurt our feelings...


BTW, there are thousands of Google references to this. One even points to an article on this very site, giving notes on how to get it going. Skype took me all of 15 minutes to get installed and running....

Add your user to all of the pulse and audio groups you can find in your user manager. Log out/back in, it should then work.
yeah im using xp and it so much easier. I think linux is more for ppl who are computer experts and have ample lot of time in their hands to waste on something that takes a few mins in windows.
I installed fedora coz someone told me you dont get virus or crash....turns out thats not true either!
Crap operating system
 
Old 08-25-2009, 04:00 AM   #11
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Linux is for people who are willing to put in the time and effort to make it work for them. If you aren't, or if you can't see the benefits of that, it's not for you and I wish you the best with XP.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 08:51 AM   #12
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yeah im using xp and it so much easier. I think linux is more for ppl who are computer experts and have ample lot of time in their hands to waste on something that takes a few mins in windows.
I installed fedora coz someone told me you dont get virus or crash....turns out thats not true either!
Crap operating system
No, more likely it was you. Linux, as a rule, doesn't get viruses or crash, and certainly not as much as Windows. Anything new requires learning it, and you don't want to learn.

Skype too me a few minutes to get up and running under Linux, and works flawlessly. Even with my bluetooth headset, and built-in webcam/mic on my laptop.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 05:45 PM   #13
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Basically it is Fedora's fault.

I moved to CentOS because I fed up with the new bugs.
The 10/11 has got this audio mix problems and 9 has got another few for example fix IP address at network manager.

Anyway I was not able to install Fedora 11 on SCSI raid(Adaptec 2200S RAID) cause kernel crash after install. On FC9 I had to wait for SCSI booting solution for 1.5 months. I have no more patient any more.

I started with RedHat 7.0 ==>> Fedora 10 and right now CentOS.

No big deal. But I don't need any more issues.
If I want something unstable I just start the Windows.

I really don't get it why on Earth allowed to issue these Fedoras at RedHat. No one listen/checking/testing at RedHat?
 
Old 08-25-2009, 10:21 PM   #14
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Basically it is Fedora's fault.

I moved to CentOS because I fed up with the new bugs.
The 10/11 has got this audio mix problems and 9 has got another few for example fix IP address at network manager.

Anyway I was not able to install Fedora 11 on SCSI raid(Adaptec 2200S RAID) cause kernel crash after install. On FC9 I had to wait for SCSI booting solution for 1.5 months. I have no more patient any more.

I started with RedHat 7.0 ==>> Fedora 10 and right now CentOS.

No big deal. But I don't need any more issues.
If I want something unstable I just start the Windows.

I really don't get it why on Earth allowed to issue these Fedoras at RedHat. No one listen/checking/testing at RedHat?
Uhh..no, it's not. Skype isn't part of Fedora...you get it from THEIR site. They develop it. If you have issues with it, you need to tell SKYPE.

RAID is always touchy, especially for booting. Windows breaks on it all the time, but you're USED to Windows failing, so you don't think anything of it. openSUSE, Debian, Mandriva, etc., all work great, and support different hardware. All of what you tried is RedHat based, so chances are, if it fails for one, you'll have problems with others.

Go use Windows, have fun with it, and enjoy. If you're a Windows user now, then feel free to complain about Linux to everyone who'll listen. But you've got the wrong people here to complain to.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 05:28 AM   #15
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Uhh..no, it's not. Skype isn't part of Fedora...you get it from THEIR site. They develop it. If you have issues with it, you need to tell SKYPE.

RAID is always touchy, especially for booting. Windows breaks on it all the time, but you're USED to Windows failing, so you don't think anything of it. openSUSE, Debian, Mandriva, etc., all work great, and support different hardware. All of what you tried is RedHat based, so chances are, if it fails for one, you'll have problems with others.

Go use Windows, have fun with it, and enjoy. If you're a Windows user now, then feel free to complain about Linux to everyone who'll listen. But you've got the wrong people here to complain to.
Well, I agree with the sentiment, but that is not really 100% true.
I have been using XP for years (then Vista), and have never had a Raid-related crash - normally because I use hardware raid from a good raid card manufacturer - and don't ever rely on software raid. (LSI or Dell)

I have also used several versions of SuSE and then OpenSuSE for a few years, and I like the challenge - and I eventually get all my hardware and software working - including Skype.

Windows suffers from the same problems as linux - at least 95% of all problems in my experience are related to what the USER is doing, or has done, rather than a fault of the OS.

Skype's linux support is really limited, and it is down to the individual distro to provide a reasonable implementation. I have never had an issue with Skype on OpenSuSE, but that might just be a fluke!

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