Run Skype on Ubuntu 8.04

13 01 2009

I’ve had Skype working on Ubuntu for a while, but I thought I’d blog it so it would be easier to find if I had to do it again.

To get Skype, I just downloaded the Ubuntu bundle from Skype’s site. Or you can go and checkout their other linux downloads.

For the record, I was not having trouble making calls. Once I was on a call, dialing numbers produced funny echo sounds on the line. This made it impossible to participate in conference calls because I couldn’t navigate phone trees.

Here’s how I fixed it:

Get the pulseaudio-utils.

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-utils

Then, run skype through padsp.

padsp skype

That is all.