openSUSE 13.1 RC2

I install openSUSE 13.1 RC2 a few days ago and run it with with only one problem, for witch i found the solution here all mine!: Skype on openSUSE 13.1 , but i dont understand how the transiton between 13.1 RC2 and official release from today will be done, through an update or i need to reinstall it?

There is no transition.
The final version is already in the standard repos (which are added on installation) since Nov. 8th, so most likely you already have it.

Your update applet should notify you of newer packages.

If you want to be sure, you can run “zypper up” or “zypper dup” in a terminal, or check in YaST->Software Management if there are any packages marked in red (meaning that your installed version is not available in any repos) or blue (meaning there’s a newer version available).

Ok i get it, I just did all updates and this are my repository links
Index of /distribution/13.1/repo/non-oss
Index of /pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_13.1
Index of /distribution/13.1/repo/oss
Index of /suse/openSUSE_13.1/Multimedia/
Index of /source/distribution/13.1/repo/oss
Index of /debug/update/13.1
Index of /update/13.1
Index of /suse/openSUSE_13.1/Essentials/
Index of /update/13.1-non-oss
Index of /debug/update/13.1-non-oss
Index of /debug/distribution/13.1/repo/oss

do i need all of them?

The Packman repo (#2) is the complete one, which also contains everything from the Multimedia (#4) and Essentials (#8) sub-repos. So you can remove the latter two.

Cheers, Mate!

I also had to apply the “PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 skype” to get Skype to work on my Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook with openSUSE-13.1 GM version. I note I did NOT need that with openSUSE-12.3 on same hardware. As part of my testing, I completely removed the /home/oldcpu/.skype directory, to ensure there were no inappropriate configurations carried over. That made no difference to the best of my observation.

I saw two different symptoms … Sometimes with Skype I would get a very loud and unpleasant sound coming out of the speakers, and other times with Skype absolutely NO sound coming out of the speakers. At the moment, I don’t have a good enough handle on this problem to point the finger at Skype, or at the kernel sound driver, or at the gstreamer (or vlc-phonon) backend. Sometimes Skype would appear in pavucontrol, sometimes it would not appear in pavucontrol. The times when Skype would appear and not appear in pavucontrol application were not correlated with the times when sound worked and did not work. It was (and still is) most puzzling. Fortunately if Skype fails when I need to use it, I have a couple of Android devices with Skype as a last minute backup.

Further to the above quote of mine, I note this article: PulseAudio 4.0 and Skype

PulseAudio 4.0 and Skype

                        By [Arun](       |       Published: August 2, 2013        
                                                                                     This is a public service announcement for packagers and users of Skype and PulseAudio 4.0.

In PulseAudio 4.0, we added some code to allow us to deal with automatic latency adjustment more gracefully, particularly for latency requests under ~80 ms. This exposed a bug in Skype that breaks audio in interesting ways (no sound, choppy sound, playback happens faster than it should).

We’ve spoken to the Skype developers about this problem and they have been investigating the problem. In the mean time, we suggest that users and packagers work around this problem in the mean time.

If you are packaging Skype for your distribution, you need to change the Exec line in your Skype .desktop file as follows:

**Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 skype %U ** If you are a user, and your distribution doesn’t already carry this fix (as of about a week ago, Ubuntu does, and as of ~1 hour from now, Gentoo will), you need to launch Skype from the command line as follows:

** $ PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 skype** If you’re not sure if you’re hit but this bug, you’re probably not. :slight_smile:

I just want to add that this is also mentioned in the latest 13.1 release notes:

5.12. Skype

PulseAudio 4.0 exposes a bug in the current version of Skype for Linux
(v4.2). Until Skype is fixed and updated, run skype from the command line:


For more information about this bug, see

Thanks for that. I recall skimming thru the release notes when installing 13.1, although at that time I had not thought of placing Skype on my Ultrabook. Then some hours later, I changed my mind, went to install Skype and I did not recall the Skype entry in the downloaded release notes.

I now note the release note web page is not yet up to date , as it stops at 5.7, with no 5.12 entry on Skype :

That’s correct.
But you can find the current ones on your system, in /usr/share/doc/release-notes/openSUSE/.
Or run YaST->Support->Release Notes… :wink: