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Re: problem with skype



dexter2 <dexter2@nextra.sk> writes:

> Hello,
> i have instaled Skype on Debian Gnu/Linux. I run it from command line,
> so, that i can see the error messages. When i try to make a call. I
> can't hear any sound and i can see on command line:
> $ skype
> read error, res = -1 , handle = 30
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy
>
> so i tried as a root:
> # ls -l /dev/dsp
> crw-rw----  1 root audio 14, 3 2005-04-29 23:21 /dev/dsp
> # chmod 666 /dev/dsp
> # ls -l /dev/dsp
> crw-rw-rw-  1 root audio 14, 3 2005-04-29 23:21 /dev/dsp
> #
>
> and again i tried make a call. This time i could hear ringing tone, but
> nothing else and i could see:
> $ skype
> read error, res = -1 , handle = 28
> $
>
> Is it neseserry for user to have r/w access to /dev/dsp? And if yeas how
> to make it permanent, becouse after reboot seetting are again:
> # ls -l /dev/dsp
> crw-rw----  1 root audio 14, 3 2005-04-29 23:21 /dev/dsp
> #
> What about "read error, res = -1 , handle = 28"? I could see on internet
> peaple having the same error, but i didn't find solution for me.
>

Of course you need read/write access to /dev/dsp for audio
in/output. Just make yourself member of the 'audio' group.

Don't know about the other error (I use other softphones/protocols).

Regards, Bruno.



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