Skype and Linux

Kam Leo kam.leo at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 22:00:32 UTC 2007


On 6/27/07, Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com> wrote:
> Nigel Henry wrote:
> > On Wednesday 27 June 2007 22:59, ne... wrote:
> >
> >> On 6/27/07, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb at tiscali.fr> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Wednesday 27 June 2007 22:02, Matej Cepl wrote:
> >>>
> >> <snip>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Have you got some reason for starting a flame war here???
> >>>
> >>> Skype told Karl to edit a file in /etc/modprobe.d. There is no such
> >>> directory in Fedora. I was simply trying to make him aware that the file
> >>> to edit was referenced differently in Fedora. In the case of Fedora the
> >>> file is /etc/modprobe.conf for the 2.6 kernel as you well know.
> >>>
> >> [21:54:34][fc7]# cd /etc/modprobe.d/
> >> blacklist           blacklist-compat    modprobe.conf.dist  nvidia
> >> [21:54:34][fc7]# rpm -qf /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
> >> hwdata-0.200-1.fc7
> >>
> >> Seems you owe Matej Cepl an apology.
> >>
> >> ne...
> >>
> >
> > I'll come back to you on that when I eventually get FC7 downloaded and
> > installed, but have never seen an /etc/modprobe.d on earlier versions of FC,
> > only on my Debian installs.
> >
> > I'll be back.
> >
> > Nigel.
> >
> >
>     Hi Nigel I think you might have it backwards. On my FC6 I have a
> /etc/modprobe.d/ but no /etc/modules.d which I thought was a debian
> thing. I might be wrong.
>
> Karl

Instead of fixating on whether /etc/modules.d existed on previous
releases you guys have missed the boat. Skype support was really
telling Karl to get the correct sound driver installed/configured for
his system. That means, Karl, you should examine /etc/modprobe.conf
and see if the two lines Skype support told you to add to alsa is
present. If not, run system-config-soundcard and select your sound
card. You should be able to click on "Test" and get sound. If you get
sound, check alsa-mixer, verify the microphone input is enabled, and
volume is set for 75% or any reasonalbe value except mute.




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