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Mobile1 05-07-2015 12:48 PM

As I mentioned, everything works accept the Mic - so I know it's close...I'm not deep enough on the config end or what to look for unfortunately. I'm working harder at not using Windows, so the easiest fix is to install Win 7, 8.1 on a box with a Camera & Mic...but I am challenged by the fact I'm so close : )

Anyway, thanks for your input and direction regardless : )

bamunds 09-08-2015 10:24 AM

Thanks to zerouno for the wonderful slackpkg available at slacky.eu repository and for post #235 hints on getting the mic to work. After trying the pulseaudio, json-c, speex, skype slackbuilds and lots of optional dependencies that needed installing along with slackbuild settings to set for each build, the install was not functioning. So I removed everything and used the slackpkg from slacky.eu, set alsamixer to capture the mic and everything is good. I also find that all sound applications, except vlc function without trouble. The only thing I'm confused about is if the slacky.eu package is using apulse or true pulseaudio 'user'? If using pulseaudio, what must be done to have vlc audio working again?

Drakeo 09-08-2015 02:34 PM

For Multi-lib system or X86 only SKYPE
I been using pulseaudo for a long time with Slackware.
these are my build ques. Big!! thing to do is build the 32-bit
compat32 for pulseaudio first. You can uninstall samba so you will
be able to build it. or Uninstall samba then install compat32 samba.
Now we need to build compat32 pulseaudio for skype.
That's where things can be tricky. Your smart and figure it out.
You will need these to build pulse 32bit. for multi-lib
Code:

GConf-compat32-3.2.6-x86_64-1compat32.txz
db42-compat32-4.2.52-x86_64-3compat32.txz
db44-compat32-4.4.20-x86_64-3compat32.txz
db48-compat32-4.8.30-x86_64-2compat32.txz
fftw-compat32-3.3.4-x86_64-1compat32.txz
json-c-compat32-0.12-x86_64-1_SBocompat32.txz
libcap-compat32-2.22-x86_64-1compat32.txz
speex-compat32-1.2rc2-x86_64-4_SBocompat32.txz

reinstall samba 64 bit on Multi-lib and now build these.
Code:

jack-audio-connection-kit
libasyncns
mm-common
libsigc++
glibmm
cairomm
pangomm
atkmm
gtkmm3
speex
json-c
pulseaudio
pavucontrol

then I build and install FFMPEG and alsa-plugins
and then make pulse audio default device. ~.asoundrc
Code:

pcm.pulse { type pulse; }
ctl.pulse { type pulse; }
pcm.!default pcm.pulse
ctl.!default ctl.pulse

Skype requires pavucontrol in order to configure sound input out put.
good luck.

enorbet 09-09-2015 02:30 AM

Just FTR Google Hangouts does everything Skype does and is all but a clone in interface "in browser" thus requiring no other considerations than if Firefox will run on your system. Lots less headaches and high performance.

Drakeo 09-09-2015 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enorbet (Post 5417858)
Just FTR Google Hangouts does everything Skype does and is all but a clone in interface "in browser" thus requiring no other considerations than if Firefox will run on your system. Lots less headaches and high performance.

I use Google hangouts 98 percent of the time. Free call in USA. Hangouts is awesome.

yars 09-09-2015 07:21 AM

This is a proprietary with a proprietary replacement, so it does not make sense for me. Also, I have no hangouts users in the contacts. Mostly, I use Jabber.

bamunds 09-09-2015 10:05 AM

Drakeo, thank you for continuing to offer help for members attempting to get pulseaudio working on a Slackware64 14.1 Multilib system. While I appreciate your suggestions, if the slackpkg from slaky.eu installed correctly and works, other than the efforts and education gained from installing with your pulseaudio process, what other benefits are there? Alsamixer works properly with Skype and other applications like Audacious, Kplayer, Mplayer, Amorok, XMMS and even Flash (within SeaMonkey pipelight) share the output. If I'm not able to use VLC there are plenty of other alternatives that are working fine. Maybe someday I'll try the extensive build and options you suggest, but right now I just needed a working Skype so I can video chat with my grandson and granddaughters.

But I know you are a dedicated member to the LQ and I appreciate the detailed insightful solutions that you present. They help us properly learn our system and administering it correctly. Thank you again, your GREAT, as Tony the Tiger would say. Blessings from BrianA_MN

bamunds 06-09-2017 10:37 PM

Becasue it was referenced.... Here is the Skype update you can easily build your own.
 
My PC now has Slackware64 14.2 Multilib installed as main OS. Upon notice of the July 1 deadline for the 4.3 skype EOL, I downloaded the skypeforlinux-64.rpm today. Saved to disk, then as root in the same download directory ran "rpm2tgz -srdn slackforlinux-64.rpm" and received package skype-5.3.0.1-x86_64-1.tgz which I then used to "upgradepkg skype-5.3.0.1-x86_64-1.tgz". This upgraded my skype to the lastest version and all is well and working. If anyone is not familiar with the Slackware standard installs rpm2tgz is available in all full installs. Pat has included it for years. Although it is no longer developed it still takes modern rpm's and successfully builds proper slackware packages for the standard installpkg or upgradepkg. Although it is not recommended to use rpm's, when I'm stuck or the SlackBuilds.org isn't updated with the latest, I check the source builder for the latest rpm or OpenSUSE and they almost always result with installable packages. Use -srdn flags builds are:
-s extract the install scripts to /usr/doc/$PRGNAM-$VERSION/ for review.
-n name the output package using the rpm's metadata
-r extract what the rpm's "requires" (dependencies) as documention to /usr/doc/$PRGNAM-$VERSION/
-d attempt a wellformed slack-desc from the rpm meta data

The only reason I still have multilib is for my "ESET Nod32 for Linux" because of my heterogenous mixed OS network. The folks at ESET focus on WINDOWS which is 32/64 bit capable and therefor design their software to always check and need 32/64 libraries. But ESET continues to have the highest effective rate of blocking Linux and Windows malware, viruses and rootkits; while still providing a Linux Standard Desktop configuration with system-tray status icon and Dolphin/Thunar integration. Oh memory allocation is only 108M! I've tested all 18 different malware/virus scanners listed by AV-Comparatives in April 2015 report and found ESET is lightest in performance/memory impact and highest in effectiveness. I wish ClamAV was as light and effective, but it is 600M memory impact and much lower detection even with the SaneSecurity sigs added.

Drakeo 07-28-2017 10:46 PM

I know this is a old thread. but I am playing with the latest lxpup64 7.0 and installed skypeforlinuxbeta 5.4.0.1 I know this system has no pulseaudio installed. but it works fine. This lxpup is based on slacko64-6.9.9 . anyone else confirm this.

Oh well.

slalik 07-29-2017 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drakeo (Post 5741292)
I know this is a old thread. but I am playing with the latest lxpup64 7.0 and installed skypeforlinuxbeta 5.4.0.1 I know this system has no pulseaudio installed. but it works fine. This lxpup is based on slacko64-6.9.9 . anyone else confirm this.

Oh well.

Yes, skypeforlinuxbeta works without pulseaudio. I'm on Slackware64 with pulseaudio installed but disabled.

Drakeo 07-29-2017 08:31 AM

thank you Slalik nice little system added some gtk3 to it and runs all the modern browsers now.


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