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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Skype no sound (was: xine finds no audio drivers)

From: Robert Peters <robertpeters9@...>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 17:46:50 +1000
On 7 December 2014 at 22:49, E. Liddell <ejlddll@...> wrote:
> Skype needs 32-bit audio packages, which may need separate installation if
> you're running a 64-bit system.
> Skype does require either pulseaudio or the apulse emulator
> ( ).  It doesn't require systemd (since it's
> installable onto a Gentoo OpenRC-based system), but it may want to
> put some files into /etc/dbus-1/system.d .  The full dependency list includes
> QT4 and some X11 libraries.
> Alternatives to Skype for video chat on a desktop PC?  Ugh.  Google
> Hangouts, if it works, or the WebRTC support that's gradually making
> its way into some browsers.  Anyone got any better ideas?
> E. Liddell

Thanks for the pointer to apulse.  It installed okay, but the command
"apulse skype" complains "unable to open slave".  So I have to check
modules and maybe ALSA settings.