skype question

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Thu Jul 5 09:46:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, 5 Jul 2007 12:33:09 +0300
"Vladimir Tsvetkov" <npacemo at> wrote:

> Try stopping all sound reproducing programs and start your skype session
> when the sound device is not busy and gets free.

or simply increase the number of apps that can access your sound card simultaneously :

as root (or sudo):

 sysctl hw.snd.maxautovchans = [NUMBER_OF_APPS].

I have 8 on mine (Intel HDA) and it works fine.

You can set this in /etc/sysctl.conf so it's reset on startup to your new value.

> On 05/07/07, kalin mintchev <kalin at> wrote:
> >
> > hi all..
> >
> > got skype installed. can't get sound of off it. when i talk people hear me
> > but i can;t hear rings. sound works fine otherwise - i can listen stuff
> > with xmms.
> > in the skype options for hand/headsets the  Ringing points to /dev/dsp
> > same as Calls one but the one for ringing is dimmed and i can;t use the
> > pulldown...

This is normal.

{Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome

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