[arch-general] skype - problem with audio playback when initiating call

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Jun 29 16:50:24 EDT 2012


   I've been through the wiki, but this weird skype error occurs when 
attempting to make a voip voice call. The defaults set in skype "Sound 
Services" were:

Microphone: Default device (default)
Speakers: Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6 - IEC958 (hw:0,4)
Ringing: Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6 - IEC958 (hw:0,4)

   However pressing "Make a test sound" - there is NO sound. I can place a 
call, but there is no ringing audio, etc.

   If I change the config to:

Microphone: Default device (default)
Speakers: pulse (pulse)
Ringing:  pulse (pulse)

   Pressing "Make a test sound" -- works! But, attempting to make a call, I 
get an immediate "Problem with Audio Playback" and the call closes.

   I have set ~/.pulse/client.conf to "autospawn = no" and it make no 
difference. Any ideas?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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