Created attachment 322308 [details]
debug spam from skype, advising me that this is an alsa bug
trying to activate skype while MPD was already playing music in the background.
expected: shared sound
actual: silent skype and debug spam
Created attachment 322310 [details]
Created attachment 322312 [details]
/etc/asound.conf: alsa config file
I believe this bug is now obsolete because latest Skype forces use of pulseaudio, as they completely dropped support for plain-ALSA
Have fun setupping pulseaudio and retesting!
Of course, if you can provide a way to reproduce this with new skype, or by other means, please reopen the bug accordingly!