Now that I have Skype installed on Ubuntu 13.04 I discovered that the various Skype sounds were distorted. It was almost like the sounds had some static mixed in with them. I thought it was probably just a problem with the new version of Skype, or the new sound drivers. However, I made a discovery that fixed the issue.
I tried the AlsaMixer fix, but it didn’t work. (A reboot simply resets the PCM to 100 again, and the sound is still crackly.) So it all came down to a simple file edit to get it fixed.
Edit the file /etc/pulse/default.pa using the command:
sudo gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa
Add the following to the end of the line shown:
So after adding “tsched=0” to the end of the line “load-module module-udev-detect” you will be all set. After a reboot the sounds is still good.
Enjoy! Hope it works for you.
I am running the new version of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, and so far really like it. However I’ve had a bit of trouble with Skype, because I could not get it to use the indicator area of the tray. Other than that it seemed to work fine.
When I installed Skype I did it from the Skype website, and didn’t realize there was a package at http://archive.canonical.com/ partners already carrying it because that repository is not turned on by default for Aptitude.
The repository can be activated by either command line, or by using the Software & Updates which enable it for command line or Ubuntu Software Center, or Synaptic Package Manager.
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
sudo apt-get update
Open the System Settings and click on the Software & Updates icon, or using the Dash you can simply type “Software & Updates”. Once it opens you can select the “Other Software” tab and check the first box titled Canonical Partners.
Now we are able to install Skype from the Canonical Partners repository no matter what method you wish to use.
sudo apt-get install skype
Or search for it through Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager and install nromally.
It will install some other required packages with it, but after the install it now works as expected with the indicator and all.