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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Novel Adventurer

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

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Casual Adventurer

Setting environment variable PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 helps.

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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.


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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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