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April 4, 2009

How to permanently fix skype audio problem in Ubuntu

Filed under: user tipstricks — Antonio Portuesi @ 7:44 pm
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I just downloaded and tried the last Ubuntu beta release (9.04 – Jaunty Jackalope)
The first package I set up was skype 2.0, everything went great except for the audio call feature.
I adopted the same solution well known for the previous distro (8.04 – Intrepid Ibex) as well as you can do following the lines below:

user@pc:~$ killall pulseaudio

user@pc:~$ sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio

user@pc:~$ sudo apt-get install esound

user@pc:~$ sudo rm /etc/X11/Xsession.d/70pulseaudio

That’s all.

Reboot the system and get free calls with skype again.

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25 Comments »

  1. Just to say ‘thank you very much!’ This worked perfectly!

    Comment by Dan Roberts — April 18, 2009 @ 7:18 am | Reply

  2. Worked for me also, cheers!!

    Comment by Jussi — April 23, 2009 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

  3. Also worked for me. Thanks!!

    Comment by Ron — April 24, 2009 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

  4. Worked for me to, thanks.

    Comment by Rob — April 25, 2009 @ 10:19 am | Reply

  5. it worked perfectly with ubuntu 9.04.I had problems with audio playback in ubuntu; thanks a lot for the fix.

    Comment by G. M — April 25, 2009 @ 11:16 pm | Reply

  6. Good Stuff. That was easy.

    Comment by TURBS — April 29, 2009 @ 4:41 am | Reply

  7. Worked for me also…thanks

    Comment by Bill — May 3, 2009 @ 6:17 pm | Reply

  8. Perfect! Everything working properly

    Thank you!

    Comment by Ronald — May 9, 2009 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  9. Works perfectly 🙂

    Comment by Doodle — May 11, 2009 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  10. Great stuff. I got it running with pulse as well but the sound quality has improved 10 fold with esound. Thank you

    Comment by Aniruddha Chendke — May 14, 2009 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  11. Hey Mate,

    Works like a charm.. Thank you

    Comment by adithya — June 11, 2009 @ 1:43 am | Reply

  12. It worked…thank you!

    Comment by Jane — June 14, 2009 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

  13. This is a gem advice! Works wonderful and perfect! All other ones just wasted my time!

    Thanks heaps!

    -Pravee

    Comment by Praveen — June 16, 2009 @ 9:58 am | Reply

  14. amazing!! this is what i call a laconic advice…..simple and works perfectly….kudos!!!

    Comment by sarosh — June 25, 2009 @ 9:49 am | Reply

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  16. worked perfectly on my Linux Mint Gloria (Acer Aspire One)!

    Comment by edmund — July 21, 2009 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

  17. Works wonderful and perfect!
    amazing!simple and works perfectly
    Perfect! Everything working properly

    Toddo fue correcto ,. Trabaja perfect .
    Muchas gracias

    Thank you much!

    Comment by O D L P — July 23, 2009 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

  18. Yes, excellent. But in some cases the OSS needs some fixing before it plays everything. I also followed this Ubuntu thread : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound.
    Mny tks
    /jlm

    Comment by Jean-Louis MF Monteverde — October 16, 2009 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

  19. Yes,yes,YES!! Skype finally works on Ubuntu!! Thanks very much for sharing this!!

    Comment by Joe Smongeski — December 24, 2009 @ 3:21 am | Reply

  20. Thanks so much – the one thing I haven’t been able to work out with Mint 7 64 and hardware issues

    Comment by John — December 25, 2009 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  21. BTW, I am using EeeeBuntu (3.0) and have an EeePC 1005HA

    Comment by Jimmy — January 10, 2010 @ 5:45 am | Reply

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    I’m Out! 🙂

    Comment by online stock trading advice — January 11, 2010 @ 12:27 pm | Reply

  23. Thanks a lot for this post. Worked smoothly and the sound has improved a lot.

    Comment by Mariano Alesandro — May 6, 2010 @ 10:14 am | Reply

  24. Thank you, very efficient, Skype finally works on

    Comment by Debleds Hugues — December 25, 2010 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

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