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.
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.
That is all.