[solved] latest skype for linux (skype_static-

Andriy Gapon avg at freebsd.org
Sun Feb 27 09:59:13 UTC 2011

Just got latest Skype for linux _fully_ working via pulseaudio.
Details will follow, but here's couple of highlights.

I. pulseaudio port as is seems to be unable to do recording at least on my
hardware.  The problem is in how it (its oss plugin) uses mmap on /dev/dsp.
Disabling mmap use in source code allows microphone recording to work.

II. Trivial ports for linux-f10-pulseaudio-libs-0.9.14 and
linux-f10-libasyncns-0.7 need to be created and installed.

III. Couple of kernel patches are needed for skype or linux pulse audio client
to be able to talk to FreeBSD pulseaudio daemon.
1. http://people.freebsd.org/~nox/linux-so_passcred.patch
2. The _first_ patch from here http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=149168
Patch will need massaging for amd64 and has some deficiencies, but it does seem
to work.

My OS is sufficiently recent CURRENT/amd64.

Andriy Gapon

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