What about skype phones? Is there a way to make them work with Linux? For instance, I have a Philips voip0801B/37. Are there open source drivers for these sort of things? -- Kc8tpz 11:58, October 1, 2007
- Hey look if you can make it work as a generic kind/device type.
- In regards to the other Linux distributions which would be the most likely to work with Arch? If you look at skype.com you will find packages for Debian, etc.. I've managed to get Flash Player in Arch x64 from using the ndiswrapper scripts from Ubuntu, any idea?
- -- Dextrose 19:11, September 11, 2008
%wheel ALL=(skype) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/skype
I have found that Skype runs as a special user if '%skype' is used instead of '%wheel'.
I tried to secure Skype following the instructions in the article. Unfortunately it didn't work. Now i fixed it. For me to work, I needed a few modifications:
I added the following content to
file read /usr/share/locale/\*/LC_MESSAGES/\* file read /usr/lib/gconv/\*
Otherwise skype doesn't adapt to the system language.Furthermore just appending the in the article mentioned entries to
/etc/tomoyo/exception_policy.confdoesn't work. Tomoyo didn't respect the lines
initialize_domain /usr/bin/skype from any initialize_domain /usr/lib32/skype/skype from anyTherefore I moved them to the already existing entries of the form
initialize_domain *in the configuration file. If this is also true for others, it might be a good idea to modify the article at least mentioning the latter one. Or perhaps it's a bug in tomoyo? --Marcus-aurelius (talk) 09:50, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
Skype hangs while logging in - missing dependency
Not sure if this is the right place to post this.
Skype might hang while logging in - the wheel will spin showing it's working, but it won't log in or display the main window. This is because it's missing libgnomeui - if you install this package it works perfectly. This should thus probably be a dependency.
- Skype runs unprivileged within the container and the article talks about privileged processes. If we find this way insecure because base container system can be exploited, "systemd-nspawn" and "Use Skype with special user" sections should also be removed. Personally I think this level of sandboxing is good enough for many people. We can put a warning that the sandboxing is not 100% bullet-proof though. — Yellow block (talk) 07:07, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
- I agree with you, honestly I also think that generic warnings about vulnerabilities are a bit useless, after all they can be everywhere... Maybe some words should be better spent in the Docker article itself. What about also reintroducing the previous instructions as an alternative? — Kynikos (talk) 10:33, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
- Uh thanks, although actually I don't see the need to duplicate the detailed installation instructions in this article, personally I liked it better when there was just a link to the image and the upstream instructions. Also, there are many Skype images, maybe it's more fair to give more generalized instructions here and point users to the external manuals.
- That said, it will be very interesting if you expand the article on security.
- — Kynikos (talk) 14:56, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
- I made the suggested corrections but left info about sameersbn image. I tried a few others and they didn't work very well or required separate container with Pulseaudio. This one is tested and offers more features and he even fixed a bug for me quickly. — Yellow block (talk) 20:04, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
I'd like to add something like this at the end of the section:
"If you're using an application launcher that uses the $PATH (like dmenu) variables, you might want to change exec line in the file /usr/bin/skype directly like this (remember to make a backup before!):
exec /usr/bin/apulse "$LIBDIR/skype/skype" "$@"
- Hi, I suppose you're referring to the Skype#Skype sound section. The modification you suggest would not survive a package upgrade, if I were you I'd use a shell alias for the skype command, maybe that's something worth adding to the article. See Dmenu#Support_for_shell_aliases for having dmenu see aliases (you may want to reupload the package to AUR). Alternatively, you can try to put a new wrapping script in the PATH, like
/usr/local/bin/paskypethat in turn launches skype with apulse. — Kynikos (talk) 03:05, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Skype web version as a Chromium app
What do you think of adding a new short section, after "Skype for Linux Alpha", that mentions the possibility and details to run "chromium --app='https://web.skype.com/'" as an alternative to the new client? This may be useful to people who do not want to install a binary blob from AUR. Andreyv (talk) 09:25, 17 August 2016 (UTC)