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Old 09-08-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Smile Skype without Pulseaudio (using 4.2 instead of 4.3)

So everybody knows pulseaudio is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
There used to be a dynamic version of Skype and everybody was happy downloading and running it until Microsoft said: "4.2 no more" and suddenly 4.2 could not connect anymore. And they came with the wonderful 4.3 + pulseaudio.

The important stuff:
If you want to keep using the dynamic 4.2 version you should just download it:
(available at
and edit the binary (skype) replacing the string: "" with "".

And that's it! you're ready to run your dynamic "4.3" version.

The credits for: ScreamerX

Last edited by juboba; 09-08-2014 at 05:31 PM.
Old 09-10-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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I think the best bet is zerouno's package. It works for multilib and non-multilib systems and it's available at:

It's the actual 4.3 version and it is shipped in the form of an all-in-one package (with pulseaudio included).


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