I’m testing PulseAudio 3.0 on openSUSE 12.3 RC1 and it might be helpful to hang this information out here where Google can find it:
To use Skype with openSUSE 12.3, you need to download the Skype package for openSUSE. If you’re using a 64 bit machine/install, like most of us nowadays, you also need some 32 bit compatibility packages, included with openSUSE.
- Download Skype from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/
- Select openSUSE 12.1 32 bit (the most recent openSUSE version for which they offer Skype at time of writing) and save the package
- As root,
zypper in skype-188.8.131.52-suse.i586.rpm alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit
to install the package, its 32 bit requirements, and the 32 bit ALSA plugin for PulseAudio it also needs, but doesn’t/can’t specify automatically.