Skype on Fedora Core 9 with Pulse Audio – fixing glitches

by krisrowland

I don’t have much time, so this is an abriged version…

I installed Skype on my FC9 install on my Dell Mini. I soon found issues that many other users of FC come across with FC’s Pulse Audio: hissing and glitches in the sound.

Long story short, I fixed this. Not sure if all these steps are required but mine now works:

  • Added user to the Pulse Audio groups. This link helped (don’t use the code from there though).
  • Changed /etc/pulse/daemon.conf. Uncommented last 2 lines  and changed them to:

default-fragments = 8
default-fragment-size-msec = 5

Reboot and that should be it!