Dou you have your sound cards configured correctly? Check yast->sound.
Next try to get the latest drivers,libraries,utilities from alsa as
oldcpu recomended in this thread ‘Pulseaudio doesn’t start - openSUSE
Well, it’s better not to fix anything if things work If skype works
ok despite strange warnings I wouldn’t touch anything. But if I
understood you correctly skype now doesn’t even start?! What changes did
you make before it stoped working? I would try to remove it and install
it again. If you can find it in yast->software management you can
reinstall from there, otherwise as root user in terminal do
rpm -e skype
rpm -i skype.rpm
where skype.rpm is the rpm installation file you downloaded.
Hm, I’m running out of ideas I would try to copy the ~/.Skype folder
to some safe location and then delete it. After that reinstall skype.
Maybe you can force it this way reinitialize settings. I’m not sure
about this, but it’s worth trying. But don’t forget to backup the
I reinstalled my whole OS. It works more smoothly now. I was having many
Unfortunately skype doesn’t work…I don’t understand how can this be
so erratic…now the problem is different: I try to make a call and I
get: Problem with audio playback and I can’t do anything about it. I’m
getting the same message as before on the terminal:
So I was using apparmor to “jail” skype. However, this was causing the:
“No protocol specified” error. My skype is now working, though I still
get the audio error message, but it doesn’t affect its functionality as
I’m using a sound device that does work.