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

Algot Runeman algot.runeman at verizon.net
Wed May 18 18:26:38 UTC 2011

On 05/16/2011 07:13 PM, Algot Runeman wrote:
> On 05/16/2011 07:09 PM, Dave Hunt wrote:
>> 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,
>> Dave
>> 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
> Sound from Amarok DOES play through laptop speakers.
Thanks to help from a KDE forum, I have found an answer.


Somehow Amarok playback got muted. Using a program called pavucontrol, I 
found a button to un-mute the headphones for Amarok.

I'm guessing I'm an 'edge case' but I posted my information within a 
similar question on forum in Launchpad to get the issue into 
developer/packager hands.
Thanks for listening, and thanks to all who troubleshoot at any level 
within the GNU/Linux community.

Algot Runeman
47 Walnut Street, Natick MA 01760
algot.runeman at verizon.net
Web Site: http://www.runeman.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/algotruneman/
Open Source Blog: http://mosssig.wordpress.com
MOSS SIG Mailing List: http://groups.google.com/group/mosssig2

More information about the Ubuntu-us-ma mailing list