Skype + PulseAudio

I have been fighting to get Skype to work so that I could make calls.  Getting PulseAudio to work with Skype has been a challenge. (“Back to Alsa”, “Sound in Jaunty”).

I recently found out that the latest version supports PulseAudio natively!  You can download it from here.  Currently, they are at version

Previously, I had downloaded from the Medibuntu repository, which you can see here.  But, they only offer version

One thing I noticed is that they recommend version 0.9.15 or greater.  You can check to see what version you have with this command:

pulseaudio –version

So, here is a screenshot of the audio setup screen for this new version of Skype.  Notice that PulseAudio is an option now.


Posted in Skype, sound. 1 Comment »

One Response to “Skype + PulseAudio”

  1. mike Says:

    It takes some fiddling about, but it works.

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