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Every time I log in to Skype I hear a bad sound on top of the log-in sound. (I hear both bad sound and the log-in sound.) This problem has existed since I made the full install, (Skype is in my post-install script). Please help this is very annoying.

I've got this very strange error message when I typed skype -version

Another strange message When I typed skype

Skype version: 2.2.0.35

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Do you have Pulseaudio package installed? If so, there is a problem between pulseaudio and Skype... try to remove it (pulseaudio) and install alsamixer full package. –  Jorge Pinho Jun 28 '11 at 15:44
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post it as an answer please and explain your answer more... –  Alvar Jun 28 '11 at 19:17
    
@Jorge that is not true. I use Skype + Pulseaudio and there are no problems. @Alvar the error message you got is not an issue. –  RolandiXor Jun 28 '11 at 21:51
    
has is it anything to do with my bad sound? –  Alvar Jun 28 '11 at 22:03
    
@alvar - postinstall script? Do you mean your startup applications? Try delaying the startup of Skype i.e. change the command to something like "sh -c "sleep 30 && skype &" –  fossfreedom Jun 28 '11 at 22:21

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As it is sometimes there is a very easy solution to strange problems.

sudo apt-get remove skype && sudo apt-get install skype

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I was going to suggest this and I can't believe I didn't :P –  RolandiXor Jun 28 '11 at 22:23
    
I can't believe that it worked! :P –  Alvar Jun 28 '11 at 22:25
    
indeed weird... –  sterz Sep 2 '11 at 15:04
    
It does not work on my machine (MacBook pro 5.3) –  Xi'an Nov 22 '11 at 17:01
    
@XI'an I suggest you start your own question and point out that this answer didn't work. I will try and help you so it doesn't gets closed as a duplicate. good luck! :) –  Alvar Nov 23 '11 at 6:46

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