27 Sep 2014


Since Skype 4.3 for Linux that I don't have any sound in it since it dropped ALSA support in favor of PulseAudio, and I do not have nor I want PulseAudio installed. Not that I absolutely need sound in Skype as I use it most to chat, but it is convenient sometimes.

But now there is this cool lib that emulates PulseAudio and uses ALSA, so now I can have both, working audio in PulseAudio only applications and no mess with PulseAudio installed on my systems


Just make sure to generate both 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, since things like Skype are 32-bit. I also copied the apulse script to apulse32 and changed it to point to the 32-bit lib directory. Now I call Skype with "apulse32 skype".