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Sound in Debian unstable 64bit broken?

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Casual Adventurer

Recently skype stopped working in Debian unstable amd64. It is silent or makes high-pitch buzz. In 64 bit applications such as mplayer sound works

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Casual Adventurer

Update -with pulseaudio removed skype works.

Casual Adventurer

Update 2 - after downgrading PulseAudio from 4.0 to 2.0 sound works. With PulseAudio 4.0 all of skype 4.2, 4.1, 4.0 are broken

Casual Adventurer

more update - running skype with PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype (as suggested at ) makes calls work, (with PulseAudio 4.0 and skype 4.2) but notification sound are not played

Former Staff

Yes, Skype has problems with PulseAudio 3.x and 4.x we are aware of that and we are working to have a fix.

Novel Adventurer

any update on resolving the issue with pulseaudio 4.x?

Casual Adventurer

Setting environment variable PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 helps.

Novel Adventurer

I read about the fix earlier in the thread. Thanks anyway for the reply.

What I was asking if there is any progress on fixing the root cause so no workaround is necessary.


Novel Tourist

So, seems like no progress on this?

If you ever release a new version with pulseaudio > 2 support please make it also work with pulse >5 because that's what is now in debian testing/unstable.



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