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Old 08-11-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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Angry Sound disappeared from Skype


Hello

Made a fresh Linux Mint 17 install to my laptop Acer TravelMate 5320, even installed Skype. Lost the sound (picture works OK), but microfone, speaker and ringing have no other option than "Virtual Device", no test sound, no test call sound whatsoever. Just found out that Skype on my desktop computer has the same problem. Help, anyone?
 
Old 08-11-2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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I have read that the latest Skype (4.3?) needs Pulseaudio installed...
 
Old 08-12-2014, 01:44 AM   #3
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Got it solved on my laptop (64 bit) by installing ia32-libs (Pulseaudio was installed), but the issue is still present on the desktop computer (32 bit) regardless of having Pulseaudio. (????)
 
Old 08-12-2014, 02:19 AM   #4
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FYI!

I completely removed PulseAudio from my desktop computer, and lo and behold, Iḿ back to business again. Works like a charm. Don't know if this is the proper way of solving this problem, but it has helped me before and did it again, so at least I am happy!
 
Old 08-12-2014, 03:12 AM   #5
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I had a similar problem with Skype and got it sorted by using this command in the desktop shortcut:
Code:
PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 skype %U
jdk
 
Old 10-11-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
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It's already marked as Resolved, but maybe interesting:
Instead installing the giant PulseAudio, use apulse, a clean PulseAudio emulation for ALSA, from https://github.com/i-rinat/apulse

Works like a charm on all my Slackware installations and with different instances:
Code:
$ apulse /usr/bin/skype [--dpath=~/.Skype] &
 
  


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