Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1032326
skype and maybe HandBrake don't like the new pulseaudio
Last modified: 2013-11-19 20:29:54 EST
Description of problem:
I installed skype via "yum localinstall skype-184.108.40.206-fc16.i586.rpm". Looked OK but audio didn't work at all. The Sound manager showed skype was talking to pulseaudio - but nothing came out
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install skype on F20
no audio - and no errors from skype or pulseaudio
I fixed it. I found the following doc
So adding an environment variable fixed skype for me and apparently HandBrake for others.
This is more a "FYI" than a bugreport, but I do wonder if the pulseaudio API should be so vulnerable to such things? Such a trivial fix makes me wonder if this could be generalized as a solution?
Indeed, well-known skype issue, see
for a workaround until skype itself is fixed properly