Skype "phone" ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed May 17 16:03:21 UTC 2006

On Tue, 16 May 2006, Stephen Bartlett wrote:

> Thus spake Marc G. Fournier on Wed, May 17, 2006 at 01:38:39AM -0300:
>> Just curious, but what are ppl running on their FreeBSD boxes as far as a
>> phone is concerned?  I don't even have a webcam hooked up to my FreeBSD
>> box yet, let alone a microphone ... I see reference to a 'USB Phone' on
>> Skype's site ... something like that available that works well under
>> FreeBSD?  Or something else that is better?
> I elected not to fool around with anything so 'complex' as a USB device -- I went with just a headset that uses the mini microphone and speaker jacks: I chose the "Sennheiser PC110 Single Sided Headset with Microphone"
> ...and it works great.  $11 on eBay, new.

'k, next question, I guess, is how are you doing this?  Do you put a 
second sound card into your machine for the 'phone', so that you don't 
disrupt other multimedia apps, or ... ?

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (
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