Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby Gerry_123 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:39 pm

Hello,
May I ask if "anyone" has sucessfully got Raspberry "Pi 3" & "2017-04-10-raspbian-jessie" & Exagear to work with Skype ?
If they have I would appreciate, but do not expect the how-to.

I have tried five re-formatting sd-card sessions (over 2 full days) starting from scratch, with the constant problem of (a) skype showing only a virtual device under audio settings (b) skype seeing pulseaudio, but no sound - this was further verified by mplayer or (c) Skype working but the sound dying after 20 seconds of a skype call.

* I followed the instructions posted by eltechs precisely.
* I uninstalled & reinstalled pulseaudio repeatedly.
* Each time I checked with mplayer using sample audio both using pulseaudio & ALSA. The problem followed pulseaudio after the exagear/skype installation.
* Hardware - Logitech C920 webcam & both audio (out) & video via HDMI.

Thanks in desperation & frustration...
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby goha » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:39 am

Hello!
Please apply the following patch and check if this helps you to overcome the issues.

1. Please download exagear-dsound-server package:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0EHh0 ... sp=sharing

2. Install downloaded package on the host ARM system on top of previously installed ExaGear packages:
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sudo dpkg -i exagear-dsound-server_003_armhf.deb


3. Reboot your device.

4. Install and run pavucontrol on the host ARM system:
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$ sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
$ pavucontrol

In GUI window you should see: bcm2835 ALSA Analog Stereo

5. Run paplay on the host ARM system:
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$ paplay --raw /dev/urandom

You should hear the noise.

6. After that you can enter the guest x86 system and install Skype:
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$ exagear
$ sudo apt-get update
$ wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb; sudo apt-get install -f

Run Skype from the Raspbian Start menu.
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby Gerry_123 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:01 am

Hello -
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ pavucontrol

** (pavucontrol:1648): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service files

(pavucontrol:1648): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_main_quit: assertion 'main_loops != NULL' failed
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

(pavucontrol:1648): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_main_quit: assertion 'main_loops != NULL' failed

pi@raspberrypi:~ $
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby Gerry_123 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:43 am

Hello, Is their a fix to this problem, or is your software incapable on this platform. Thank you.
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby Gerry_123 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:37 pm

Hello,
Just tried your "ExaGear Desktop update (version 2.2)" released today, with a fresh install.
1) No sound from Skype test call ?
2) I am using a Logitech C920 Webcam (which is approved hardware for Rpi 3 & does work in Web Skype) but the moment I select "Video Devices" under Options the camera leds switch on & the pi restarts (this not a pi power supply issue to the camera, as the camera works ok on other apps) ?
Skype does show PA under audio settings.
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby goha » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:44 pm

Hello!
I've tested Skype with Exagear Desktop version 2.2 and it worked fine. Voice calls were pretty stable.
1. Check that that Skype Sound Devices use PulseAudio server.
2. what is your ARM OS version? what is the output fo the following commands in ARM terminal:
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$ uname -a
$ cat /etc/issue
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby Gerry_123 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:36 am

Hello,
1) Yes. Skype does show PA under audio settings. By adjusting the PA settings I can control Skype opening sound.
2) 2017-04-10-raspbian-jessie
2a ) Linux raspberrypi 4.4.50-v7+ #970 SMP Mon Feb 20 19:18:29 GMT 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux
2b ) Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 \n \l

I am quite happy to copy whatever setup you have, in order to get this working quickly.
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby goha » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:36 am

1. Let's check paulseaudio configuration on your Raspbian.
Run paplay on the host ARM system:
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paplay --raw /dev/urandom

You should hear the noise. Do you?

Then run Skype and try the test call. Sometimes the first call doesn't have sound (looks like some lags in skype connection to pulseaudio) so please run the test call twice. Is there a sound?

2. I have no idea why USB camera causes restart of the device. Seems like hardware issue. Try simple thinks like restarting your device or using another USB port.
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby Gerry_123 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:12 pm

1) Yes.
I repeated the command 5 times & after the 5 time no audio without a reboot.
After reboot: I ran Skype 5 times:
On the first occasion I got 2 seconds of audio, but then no audio. I ran Skype a further 4 times no audio at all.
I then ran PA & audio OK.
2) I apologise for stating the camera causes a reboot (which is normally 30 seconds for me) it does not. It logs me out for 1 second & then I can login again, BUT by that time SKYPE has closed.
I did try all USBs & highlight when I use Web skype it does not happen, which suggests hardware is unlikely root cause ?
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Re: Pi 3 & Skype & Pulseaudio (Setup)

Postby goha » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Sorry for the distrust but let me check that you really have ExaGear Desktop packages of the latest release. Could you please provide the output of the following command:
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dpkg -l 'exagear*'
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