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Old 03-30-2021, 10:12 PM   #16
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Download the rpm or the deb package, your choice. Use either rpm2tgz or deb2tgz to make a slackware package. Works great. rpm2tgz is part of slackware and deb2tgz is on SlackBuilds.org. I ran it on 14.2 that way, and the same package runs on -current.
Thanks mralk3. And where do I download the rpm package from?
 
Old 03-30-2021, 10:12 PM   #17
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Skype. Work under Linux, Slackware too, Microsoft reg req.
installation is trivial, #rpm -i skype.rpm
 
Old 03-30-2021, 10:15 PM   #18
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Thanks mralk3. And where do I download the rpm package from?
I just go to skype.com: https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

Click the little arrow on the right side of the button for a dropdown menu to list all the installers for various methods/operating systems.

You could have just googled that you know.
 
Old 03-30-2021, 10:16 PM   #19
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Skype. Work under Linux, Slackware too, Microsoft reg req.
installation is trivial, #rpm -i skype.rpm
I make it into a slackware package so that i can track it in pkgtools. otherwise you also have to watch the rpm database.
 
Old 03-31-2021, 03:58 AM   #20
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Wink

In the Slackbuild page, the link is for a too old version.
Skype is changing fast.
This one is working :
https://repo.skype.com/deb/pool/main...6.76_amd64.deb

Or :
https://repo.skype.com/deb/pool/main/s/skypeforlinux/
to have the list.

The slackbuild script inside :
https://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/...orlinux.tar.gz
has to be adapted for the new name.
 
Old 03-31-2021, 09:58 AM   #21
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Alright. I'm now running Skype on my Aspire One Cloudbook 14 on slackware 14.2-current (july 2020). But alas! The microphone does not work! I made the "Make a free test call" test. I tried to record an oral message but the message was not played back. What can possibly be happening? Some means in my slackware box to test the microphone?
 
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Play with pavucontrol, the pulse audio mixer in your task bar (by the clock).
 
Old 03-31-2021, 01:01 PM   #23
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Play with pavucontrol, the pulse audio mixer in your task bar (by the clock).
I don't understand. By the clock (on the right side of the clock) I have bluetooth. As a matter of fact in my system alsamixer shows only one control. Namely Master. Isn't this odd? While under Arch all the controls were shown.
 
Old 03-31-2021, 01:19 PM   #24
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https://gist.github.com/ruario/f3ee6...c938732aa31b55
 
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:36 PM   #25
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With the note that on Slackware-current the skype-dbus-mock should NOT be installed, because it is a fake logind server, which will conflict with elogind functionality.

Last edited by LuckyCyborg; 03-31-2021 at 01:38 PM.
 
Old 03-31-2021, 01:44 PM   #26
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I keep forgetting people are using current. My bad, ignore me!!!
 
Old 03-31-2021, 09:28 PM   #27
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For free calling from Linux I've used Jitsi Meet, Signal, and Wire. Jitsi only needs a web browser on desktop, the other two are on SBo. All three offer free encrypted calls (with video), and have mobile clients on Android and iOS.
 
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Old 03-31-2021, 09:38 PM   #28
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I don't understand. By the clock (on the right side of the clock) I have bluetooth. As a matter of fact in my system alsamixer shows only one control. Namely Master. Isn't this odd? While under Arch all the controls were shown.
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This doesn't do anyone good if Pulse audio is not configured. It still puts him in the same spot. Run the command in a terminal as a regular user:

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pavucontrol
Point pulse audio (pavucontrol configures it) to the output and input devices (microphone, heads set, etc). Also, when you first plug in your mic what does the output of dmesg say? Run as root, paste it here:

Code:
dmesg | tail
If your hardware isn't being recognized by the kernel, there is your problem. Otherwise you are using the wrong sound and recording settings.
 
Old 03-31-2021, 10:41 PM   #29
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Mine is a laptop and the microphone is built-in. So I cannot plug it. Anyway here is the output of your command:
Code:
root@darkstar:~# dmesg|tail
[  131.700112] wlan0: authenticated
[  131.701630] wlan0: associate with 60:14:b3:23:8c:e0 (try 1/3)
[  131.706640] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 60:14:b3:23:8c:e0 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=1)
[  131.715925] wlan0: associated
[  131.750911] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[  131.823764] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[  164.912417] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[  164.912429] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[  164.912440] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[12322.742033] spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
root@darkstar:~#
 
Old 04-01-2021, 07:37 AM   #30
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With the Slackware current of july 2020, there is no problem with elogind. Skype from adapted Slackbuild was working with that version.

With the latest Slackware current, Skype is also working.

For the sound, the dmesg output is too short. Is the sound working with other software like Firefox or other ?

Have you pulseaudio installed ? Have you some other headset to test ?
 
  


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