Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Working Skype on Ubuntu / Kubuntu amd64

After migrating over to the Kubuntu KDE desktop, I still wanted very much to be able to use Skype, so having previously installed the ‘linux32′ environment I just downloaded the static tarball with QT included for i386:

skype_staticQT-1.3.0.53-generic.tar.bz2

I unpacked this in my users home directory and it and fired it up, bingo! We have Skype!

But wait a minute, the mic works over my speakers but a call to the Skype Test Call showed that nothing was working. A small change in the preferences from ALSA sound over to OSS with the /dev/dsp device and I have the mic working! Easy as pie.