Skype (Boris Samorodov)

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Wed Mar 21 18:30:41 UTC 2007

On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 17:08:19 +0100 (CET) Joseba Sanchez wrote:

> I haven't got the /compat/linux/dev directory:

> [joseba at Mundaka /usr/home/joseba]$ ls -l /compat/linux/dev
> ls: /compat/linux/dev: No such file or directory

That's good. It should be so.

> And of course, I haven't got anything mounted on it:

> [joseba at Mundaka /usr/home/joseba]$ mount
> /dev/ad0s2a on / (ufs, local)
> devfs on /dev (devfs, local)
> /dev/ad0s2e on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> /dev/ad0s2f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> /dev/ad0s2d on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> /dev/ad0s1 on /mnt/winXP (msdosfs, local)

> I have also seen that when skype shows the alarm, it kills a channel:

> [joseba at Mundaka /usr/home/joseba]$ dmesg | grep pcm
> pcm0: <Acer Labs M5451> port 0x8400-0x84ff mem 0xd0005000-0xd0005fff irq 5 at device 6.0 on pci0
> pcm0: <Conexant CX20468 AC97 Codec>
> pcm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> pcm0:record:0:dsp0.0: record interrupt timeout, channel dead
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  [1]

Hm, it seems that here is the problem... Skype doesn't do anything
unusial with sound devices. As soon as they work -- skype should work
too. However, I'm not familiar with that diagnistic [1]. All I can
advice you to ask your question at multimedia@ (cc'ing there).

> Can you explain me or tell me a link to read how to configurate this directory well to make skype work fine?

You shouldn't. I asked that question because last time I've seen
problems with your diagnostic (/dev/dsp-1 device) was when that
directory (/compat/linux/dev) had had some files.

> I have installed gnome2 and the Volume control names the sound device "Unknow volume control 1(Oss mixer)". Is it important? I don't know if I need something else to configure the sound correctly.

Can't comment on this one, sorry.

> Thanks a lot.

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

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