[solved] latest skype for linux (skype_static-

Andriy Gapon avg at freebsd.org
Mon Feb 28 08:25:12 UTC 2011

on 28/02/2011 08:59 Sergey V. Dyatko said the following:
> On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 11:59:08 +0200
> Andriy Gapon <avg at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> what about webcamd+skype?


Andriy Gapon

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