Skype on Fedora Linux

After only a bit of tweaking and googling, I have Skype working on my Fedora 11 Linux desktop.

 

Step 1:  Set up a .repo file for Skype and install Skype via yum.

Step 2:  Understand it won’t work with pulseaudio and install alsa-oss.  (Thanks, Jerry Feldman).

Step 3:  Set the sound configuration to use the "plughw" component for the sound card.

 

Skype repo file:

$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo
[skype]
name=Skype Repository
baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/
enabled=1
gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc
gpgcheck=0

Alsa-OSS:

yum install alsa-oss
modprobe snd-mixer-oss
modprobe snd-pcm-oss