[CentOS] Skype and Sound

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Fri Oct 19 15:02:13 EDT 2012

On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Nux! wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Skype and Sound
> On 19.10.2012 19:30, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> On 10/19/2012 08:21 PM, James B. Byrne wrote:
>>> On Fri, October 19, 2012 11:32, Nux! wrote:
>>>> James,
>>>> It should just work. The only problem I had was switching from the
>>>> laptop's microphone to the one that came with my headphones since
>>>> it's
>>>> more performant. I did this by selecting it in the sound
>>>> preferences
>>>> (gnome-volume-control).
>>>> Also, make sure you have installed the 32 bit pulseaudio libs, if
>>>> you're on 64bit; or you can "yum install" this repo which will pull
>>>> in
>>>> the required deps:
>>>> http://repo.fedoramd.org/mirrors/russianfedora/nonfree/el/updates/6/x86_64/skype-
>>> Your package works fine.  Thank you very much.  I checked the
>>> dependencies against what was installed as x86_64 versions and cold
>>> find nothing missing.  Do you happen to know, or strongly suspect,
>>> why
>>> the 32 bit version works and the 64 bit version does not?
>> As I can see, only Ubuntu and debian have 64-bit versions of Skype.
>> Have
>> you found somewhere 64-bit version for fedora/EL?
> There is no 64bit version of Skype.
> The Ubuntu one is a fake 64bit package btw, all it contains is the same
> lousy i586 binary, that's why we need the 32bit version of the libs.
> The RPM from Russianfedora differs from the official one, it actually
> installs a statically linked binary which seems more stable.

I use the static version I downloaded directly from Skpe's 
website - not a Centos repo.





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