[pulseaudio-discuss] wiki perfectsetup for skype: solution doesn't work

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Apr 6 15:47:07 PDT 2008

vatbier wrote:
> I found this additional info in the skype forums:
> http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=112021&hl=pulseaudio
> Andypoo, a Skype staff member, gives some info about the problem. And
> someone found a solution to let pulseaudio and skype work together (by
> making PulseAudio support dmix):
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4526841#post4526841
> But he notes this though:"PulseAudio's module-suspend-idle has a bug
> when you get PulseAudio to use dmix. Some assertion failure while
> starting up. If you don't kill PulseAudio once it has managed to start
> up though, it should be quite stable. But getting it to even start up
> is a hit or miss for me. The quick fix is of course to not load
> module-suspend-idle, but on my system, dmix begins crackling if it
> isn't released after a very long period of time."

Pulse on DMIX is so ugly it makes babies cry.

I appreciate it's possibly the only solution for Skype for now, but
hopefully they'll fix things in the not too distant future.


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