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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Making TeamSpeak 3 work on Ubuntu

 TeamSpeak 3, you can download the Linux client from their site. The only problem is that currently (beta8) the client don't play nice with pulseaudio.

EDIT: Seems like beta-20 is working well with Ubuntu 10.4. Use the ts3client_runscript.sh (make sure you change directory to the TeamSpeak directory first).

After digging in the Ubuntu forums (can't find the exact post link), I came with the following solution:
  • Extract the client (cd /opt && sh ~/Downloads/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-3.0.0-beta8.run)
  • Create the following script

# Make teamspeak work on Ubuntu (basically disable pulseaudio before launching)


if [ -f "$conf" ]; then
    mv "$conf" "$backup"
echo "autospawn = no" > "$conf"
pulseaudio --kill

cleanup() {
rm "$conf"
if [ -f "$backup" ]; then
        mv "$backup" "$conf"
    pulseaudio -D

cd /opt/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/
trap "kill -9 $pid; cleanup" SIGINT SIGTERM
wait $pid
Good luck! (The other option is to use mumble.)


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Frode said...

this is exactly what pasuspender is for, its included in pulseaudio-utils on debian

Miki Tebeka said...

I've tried pasuspender, however when I run teamspeak under it and try to open the settings menu - teamspeak just freeze.

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