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Month: December 2014

Skype no sound (was: xine finds no audio drivers)

From: Robert Peters <robertpeters9@...>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 21:34:19 +1000
On 6 December 2014 at 10:00, Robert Peters <robertpeters9@...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running an install from exegnu-jessv-20141125 on a recent
> ThinkPad.  Amarok when starting complains:
>     xine was unable to initialize any audio drivers.
> Haven't found anything satisfactory in searching, but the problem goes
> back at least to KDE3.
> BTW, VCL works okay, after I select the mixer.  Maybe it uses different drivers.
> Robert

Got alsa - xine - kmix - amarok working okay, by making sure that
basic Trinity packages are installed.

Now trying to get sound in Skype.  A search showed that newer Skype
requires PulseAudio and recommended installing pavucontrol.  Compiling
from source required installing several dependencies.  Dbus strongly
recommended, but it has broken dependencies.  Still no sound.  I
wonder if it all requires systemd.
In which case, are there any usable Skype alternatives?