March 18, 2009 7 Comments
It has been a long time since my last post… Also, it has been some time I managed live without a PC and Internet. Now I have a PC and Internet again and I took the chance to immediately install Linux!
Updated: I also solved the issue of skype consuming 100% cpu during a call.
Although the Ubuntu Guide has a good description how to install Skype on Ubuntu Intrepid, it can be quite challenging to place a call successfully. Shame on Gnome, Pulse Audio and Skype! I had to overcome following issues:
- No audio on skype, or Skype complaining that sound device does not work.
- No microphone input during calls.
- Call also audible from the internal speaker (even when headset is connected to the green audio jack).
- Skype consuming 100% cpu during the call and Skype delaying audio over 60 seconds!
Here is the solution that worked for me.