[CentOS] latest skype (version on Centos 7

Tue Mar 6 15:55:19 UTC 2018
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 03/06/18 09:34, Fred Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 04:12:58PM +0100, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
>> On 05/03/18 19:53, Fred Smith wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>> I've finally been reduced to having to install Skype on my Linux box.
>>> I resisted for years, but now ended up trying it.
>>> and while the latest RPM installs just fine, it refuses to acknowledge
>>> that I have a microphone!
>>> In fact I have two: 1 in the USB web cam (it finds the cam), the second
>>> in a Plantronics USB headset, which works fine but not with skype.
>>> it is as if it doesn't exist.
>>> So, when I connect to someone I can hear them, see them, and they can
>>> see me, but I'm producing no sound output.
>>> All the web hits I can find for nonfunctional microphone on the web
>>> are for Ubuntu. GAH!
>>> running ldd against the skypeforlinux binary results in a huge list
>>> of shared libraries, including libasound (which is what the ubuntu
>>> messages say is missing).
>>> Anybody got a clue?
>>> Thanks in advance!
>>> Fred
>> I'm not a skype user myself, so haven't tried it, but as there are many
>> apps that are in FlatHub, and so directly accessible for CentOs 7 (that
>> comes with flatpak since 7.4.1708)
>> Have you tried with that one ?
> No, but wouldn't it be the same binaries as MS distributes? (which is
> what I have).
> I posted a reply to my own message in which I noted that I had later
> discovered that it works fine with my old analog mic/headset, but
> the USB one may as well not be attached, as Skype acts as if it is
> not even there.

Does USB microphone work with other applications?

> Weird-but-frustrating, because my USB webcam works, but skype refuses to
> use the mic that is built into the webcam (as well as pretending that
> the usb headset doesn't exist). so it appears that skype is ignorant
> of USB audio devices. Not sure why that would be, since such things are
> "just another" audio device.

Valeri Galtsev
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