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Skype Sound

Introduction

This document covers getting sound working with Skype.

Ubuntu 8.10

Make sure libesd-alsa0 is installed:

   $ sudo aptitude install libesd-alsa0

Create /etc/asound.conf with the following settings

   $ sudo cp /etc/asound.conf /etc/asound.conf~
   $ sudo -i
   # cat <<EOF>>/etc/asound.conf
pcm.card0 {
type hw
card 0
}

pcm.!default {
type plug
slave.pcm "dmixer"

}


pcm.dmixer {
type dmix
ipc_key 1025
slave {
pcm "hw:0,0"
period_time 0
period_size 2048  #1024
buffer_size 32768 #4096
      #periods 128
rate 48000    #44100
}
bindings {
0 0
1 1
}
}
EOF

Modify /etc/esound/esd.conf to match the following:

[esd]
auto_spawn=1
spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -d default
spawn_wait_ms=100
# default options are used in spawned and non-spawned mode
default_options=

Restart alsa:

   $ /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart

Quit and restart Skype

Resources

-- Frank Dean - 27 Apr 2009

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