Skype 1.4 Beta + Alsa sound

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Mon Jul 9 13:16:54 UTC 2007

Hello everyone,
I've been tinkering with skype 1.4 Beta for Linux. It works pretty much out of the box. I sorted out the dependencies, it launches, works fine *except* for the fact that, because it uses ALSA, it doesn't detect any audio device at all (so, it works for text chats, it should work fine for data transfer, but voip is no go).

Any idea how to work around this, other than call them an ask them to not use alsa? Is there any library that wraps alsa calls and translates them into [something that works] ? 

$ ldd ./skype
./skype: => /lib/ (0x29087000) => /lib/obsolete/linuxthreads/ (0x29156000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x29169000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x29172000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x2918c000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x29194000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x2919c000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x291a1000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x291a6000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x291b0000) => /usr/lib/ (0x291b3000) => /usr/lib/ (0x2921b000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x29245000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x29255000) => /lib/ (0x29328000) => /lib/obsolete/linuxthreads/ (0x2932c000) => /usr/lib/ (0x2937f000) => /usr/lib/ (0x29386000) => /lib/obsolete/linuxthreads/ (0x29462000) => /lib/ (0x29489000) => /lib/obsolete/linuxthreads/ (0x29493000)
        /lib/ (0x29068000) => /usr/lib/ (0x295b2000) => /usr/lib/ (0x295c5000)

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