Boris Samorodov bsam at
Tue Mar 20 23:25:39 UTC 2007

On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 17:19:34 +0100 (CET) Joseba Sanchez wrote:

> I have a problem with the sound device and skype. I have a HP compaq nx9005, that works fine (I think) with the snd_t4dwave driver (I can hear music with xmms, and so on).

> Mundaka# cat /dev/sndstat
> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
> Installed devices:
> pcm0: <Acer Labs M5451> at io 0x8400 irq 5  (4p/1r/0v channels duplex default)

> I have installed skype from /usr/ports/net/skype. The software makes the phone call and chat works fine, but I cannot listen what the other person says and he doesn't hear what I say. I can also hear my voice in the output of my computer, and in the second call, I receive the next message:

> [joseba at Mundaka /usr/home/joseba]$ skype_bin
> read error, res = 0 , handle = 30
> /dev/dsp-1: Device or resource busy

Do you have /compat/linux/dev directory and/or mount devfs on it? Show
your "ls -l /compat/linux/dev".

> I have been reading the small documentation that skype has on his website and I see that it works with the oss mixer using the /dev/dsp. I have tried to modify the values of the /dev/dsp0.0 to 0.4 with the xfce4-mixer, and impossible. All of them are down and I cannot wake up them, they fall down. Using the mixer command I see that all of them are in the same situation, the same as mixer0.

> Any help, please?

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, The Power To Serve

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