Skype can't connect.

Paris Jones arckeda at
Sun Apr 8 18:10:23 UTC 2007

Doug Lee <dgl at> wrote: On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 06:55:58PM -0700, Paris Jones wrote:
> //     Weirdness, why did all the messages disappear?
> I would first like to say sorry Garret, my previous questions were not in good
> detail.

[recap of a problem often requoted recently on list]

I happen to be blind and so can't examine your .png files.  I also
happen to be a very regular user of Skype (though on Windows) and
FreeBSD (though an old version).

First question:  Why, after all the urging, do you not just try the
hw.snd.maxautovchans option and see what happens?  It doesn't take
long to do this, and certainly not as long as it takes to retype
your question with details. :)

But maybe you aren't aware that having multiple channels can, at
least afaik, allow device names like /dev/dsp0.0, /dev/dsp0.1, etc.
If just setting maxautovchans doesn't let you use the same device
name in both places, maybe you can use different ones after all.
But I still think you have to set maxautovchans.

Details from you remain below.

> Using the linux_base-8 port.
> -->I am using a USB headset, but have also tried one that plugs directly into my  microphone and speaker slots on my computer.  Now, since my USB headsetwill input sound from one device, and output from another, I am in a little           problem.     here is a picture of the options for headset in the skype port:   
>      As you can see, there is only one device I can use for my headset,
> (there is supposed to be a program called DSP highjacker for this, 
> but I would think that there would be a better way.)  Now, I  downloaded 
> the Linux static binary with QT compiled in from the skype website 
> ( and  tried it on my computer, if I go into the options in 
> that one, I see this:
>  You may want to know why I am even writing this if I can just use the 
> Linux 
> Skype, well, I am writing this because the Linux build will not let me call
> anyone:  
> It will just keep saying connecting, and nothing ever happens, I can 
> however see who is online at the moment:
>     So, my question is, how can I either make the Skype port let me use 
> two  devices
> or, allow the Linux Skype to let me call people and receive calls.
> I think that about sums it up.
>     Thank you.
>                                       -ARCKEDA

Doug Lee                 dgl at        
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     I have tried maxautovchans, I tried it the first time it was offered by 


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