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:

  • 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

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

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

  • 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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