[CentOS] [ot] Skype crackling (was: skypeforlinux lacks dependencies, won't update)

Fri Nov 24 07:32:32 UTC 2017
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CentOS [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Peter
> Sent: den 23 november 2017 23:44
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] [ot] Skype crackling (was: skypeforlinux lacks
> dependencies, won't update)
> On 23/11/17 19:49, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> > The Skype flatpak at home worked beautifully, that is to say for about
> > minutes, then the sound (using a Koss SB/45 headset) it started
crackling to
> > the point of not being usable anymore. I hung up and reconnected, then
> > was fine, for another ten minutes at which point the crackling returned.
> > Checking the sound prefs, I saw that alsa on the app tab had two
> > one stable and one that blinked like crazy, like it was opening and
closing a
> > few times a second.
> >
> > On a hunch I downloaded the skype for linux rpm from the link above and
> > installed it with yum.
> > No lib errors!
> > I started it and gave it a go, and - no crackling whatsoever. In fact it
> > worked as good as it gets IMHO.
> I think this was a known issue with Skype 8.10 for linux itself as I
> noticed it when I was looking for answers to the GLIBCXX dependency
> issue.  It looks like the skype-stable repo just got updated to 8.11.0
> which fixes both the dependency issue and the crackling one.

Cool, thanks for the heads-up!

Will check this out.