[ubuntu-us-ma] Trouble with Pidgin-skype plugin in Natty

Dave Hunt ka1cey at gmail.com
Mon May 16 23:09:51 UTC 2011

Thanks for your reply!  Not sure mine is a sound issue, per-se.  I think 
something is odd with the communication between Skype and the protocol 
plugin.  The audio sounds ok when I connect to the Skype echo test number.

Best Regards,


On 05/16/2011 07:04 PM, Algot Runeman wrote:
> On 05/16/2011 06:34 PM, Dave Hunt wrote:
>> Hi, all!
>> I recently upgraded to Natty and installed Skype, Pidgin, and the 
>> subject plugin, all from the official repositories.  I am able to 
>> make Skype calls and, sometimes, be heard.  When my recipient picks 
>> up, I also get a dialogue asking me to accept or reject, as if the 
>> call were in-coming.  When someone tries calling me, I get the ring 
>> and in-coming call dialogue.  When I choose "accept", the call does 
>> not get answered.  In an exchange of Skype text messages, I can see 
>> my messages in the conversation window, but not those from the other 
>> party.  Is there something I haven't set up right?  This arrangement 
>> works in all Ubuntu versions up to and including Maverick.  I cannot 
>> access Skype without this protocol plugin, since Orca screen reader 
>> does not work with QT4 objects.
>> Thanks for any help,
>> Dave  Hunt
> Sorry, no solution for you, but add that I'm having sound issues, too. 
> Amarok won't play sound through my USB headphones, and microphone on 
> headphone only works some time. It sounds like something generally 
> funny with Phonon in Natty (11.04).
> --Algot

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