I just tried the 4.0.0.x workaround of deleteing the ~/.Skype directory. I still can not receive incoming calls. As soon as I answer the calls drop. Outgoing a fine. Back to 184.108.40.206, again....
same problem here.
My Skype always drops incoming call when I hit the green button to answer.
Calling other Contacts is no problem.
Deleting my ~/.Skype directory didn't help at all.
Skype 2.2 didn't had this problem.
After a little playing around, I found out this only happen with a specific configuration:
ALSA (not PulseAudio!) + USB audio device
If I choose my internal sound card for "speakers", Skype works.
But this is no solution. I think there are many people like me, wanting to use
their USB headsets and audio devices with ALSA directly, without PulseAudio.
My system: Xubuntu 12.04
I tried with Skype 220.127.116.11 + 18.104.22.168
Interesting, as I am also using ALSA (no pulse audio) with USB device (headset) however 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 both receive calls okay after I purged .Skype (and set up my audio devices again). Ringing is set to use internal sound card - although usually doesn't work. Maybe something else changed to make receiving calls start working. By the way, with ALSA I occasionally do see an issue whereby, even though mic and speakers are set to USB headset, my USB camera mic gets used with sound coming via speakers! Skype gets confused and seems to arbitrarily change the sound devices. Anyway, that's another issue, not trying to divert the thread.
System as stated above: Slackware 13.37, 32 bit.
may I ask, do you use a ~/.asoundrc file in your home directory? If so, it may contain some settings that make your USB headset work with Skype 4...
No, I do not have a .asoundrc file. This may be unrelated but I do wait until after booting before plugging in the USB headset and USB camera. This is not specifically or Skype but habit from times in the past when having USB camera (with mic) plugged in whilst booting sometimes meant that flash audio would not work.
24-07-2012 07:49 - edited 24-07-2012 07:50
first of all never follow people that are suggesting to kill the entire .Skype directory, it is an unnecessary and harassing way to "fix" things.
That command will erase ALL your chat history for ALL users logged in from that Linux profile. Way too much I would say.
What you can try is:
1. does move away (not delete) ~/.Skype/user/config.xml works for you?
2. does move away (not delete) ~/.Skype/shared.xml works for you?
3. is this really related to Alsa and USB mic? If yes does fix the issue changing USB port?
4. if all above didn't work please provide logs of a reproducible dropped call
thank you for reply.
No, moving away ~/.Skype/user/config.xml and ~/.Skype/shared.xml did not work for me.
It really is related to the audio device I choose for "Speakers". If I choose my USB audio
device (snd-usb-audio) for "Speakers", all incoming calls will be droped.
Which audio device I choose for "Microphone" and "Ringing" seem to be irrelevant.
If I choose my onboard audio (snd-hda-intel) or my SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS (snd-emu10k1)
for "Speakers", Skype works fine.
I also tried with Xubuntu 10.04, but same problem here.
I activated log files (creating dir ~/.Skype/Logs), and let someone call me.
These are the logs of an droped call:
BTW, how to attach files here in an post directly?