Skype sounds stops media player or other sound sources

Whenever I’m listening to an mp3 or watching a movie and a skype message popups, my media stops playing. Here is the solution: Edit the file:


Locate this line and comment it:

#load-module module-role-cork


That should do the work.

More info at Skype – Arch Wiki page.


Install Skype in Fedora 14 (64 bits)

Since Skype doesn’t provide a 64 bits version, we can use the 32 bits version if we are using a Fedora of 64 bits.

1. Install the i686 pre-requisite packages.

yum -y install pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-devel.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libv4l.i686   libXv.i686 libXv-devel.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686  libXScrnSaver-devel.i686 dbus-qt.i686 dbus-qt-devel.i686 qt.i686 qt-devel.i686

2. Download Skype i586 (fedora 10+)


3. Install Skype

yum -y localinstall skype- --nogpgcheck

We can now run our new Skype Installation.