Linux emluation of Skype not complete.
bsam at ipt.ru
Sat Apr 7 21:35:52 UTC 2007
On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 14:19:34 -0700 (PDT) Paris Jones wrote:
> Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu> wrote: Paris Jones wrote:
> > */Garrett Cooper /* wrote:
> > Paris Jones wrote:
> > > I am using FreeBSD 6.0 Stable.
> > >
> > > My friend told me about Skype and was very egar to try it, to my
> > dismay the port of Skype will only accept one device for audio
> > input and output, (Which my headset requires) and I would rather
> > not mess with the DSP hijacker so I installed the linux build for
> > skype.com (The static with QT compiled in) but was also upset to
> > find that I could not call or receive calls from anyone. I am
> > using the linux_base-8, if someone could tell me how I can start
> > calling people it would be very useful, I have read maybe 2
> > articles about this on google and both tell me to install ports
> > that no longer exist.
> > >
> > > Thank you again.
> > > -ARCKEDA
> > >
> > That's because OSS by itself doesn't support more than one channel
> > at a
> > time. You need to support virtual channels (a FreeBSD only feature
> > AFAIK) by entering in the following lines in /etc/sysctl.conf:
> > hw.snd.maxautovchans = 20 # Adjust to fit the number of simultaneous
> > sound channels you want enabled at once.
> > -Garrett
> > I don't think that multiple sound channels are the problem. You see,
> > in the port,
> > there is only one sound device I can choose, even though my headset
> > outputs to
> > /dev/dsp and gets input from /dev/dsp1, so that I can only talk or
> > hear, not both at
> > the same time. The linux build will not even let me call anyone or
> > recieve calls,
> > not even the call testing service.
> > Please feel free to tell me any thing that you think might help.
> > -ARCKEDA
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>Yes, it's most likely the problem if you can't play multiple audio
> >>sources at once.
> >>Just please try my suggestion before saying it's not possible.
> >> -Garrett
> I am afraid
Don't be afraid, we'll _try_ to help you...
> that playing multiple audio sources is not my problem,
...but without actually doing some real (recommended) actions and show
us the result you'll stay with your problems.
Did you do what Garrett had suggested?
> the problem is I don't have the option to select more than one source at a
> time in the Skype native port. In the linux build, I have that option, but I
> can't call or receive calls from anyone.
Besides that I'd like to mention that the current default port is
linux_base-fc4. The port you have even doesn't exist at current
FreeBSD ports tree.
Please, read /usr/ports/UPDATING (at least 20060616: AFFECTS: users of
emulation/linux_base-*) and show us the result.
Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve
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