[pulseaudio-discuss] PulseAudio and Skype

Andrzej Wasowski wasowski at data.pl
Thu Jul 19 01:11:04 PDT 2007

Hi Frank,

Have you made any progress on this.  I also have issues with the new skype 
and pulse.  Most I can get out of it is one teset sound, and even that is 
a sparse experience.  Andrzej

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, frank at sudo.hu wrote:

> Hi List,
> I'm trying to get Skype ( work with PulseAudio  (0.95) on
> Ubuntu 7.04 with little to no avail.
> Here's what I've conducted so far:
> - Every application which officially works with PulseAudio works just
> fine (including aplay).
> - I see the "pulse" virtual device I created in asound.conf (and
> .asoundrc for that matter too). When I select that, Skype can play the
> test sound once, but every other subsequent tries of this fail. After
> it's started I don't hear the callee and the ring tone either, but he
> can hear me.
> - Here is what strace gives me:
> open("/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p", O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK|O_ASYNC) = -1 EBUSY (Device
> or resource busy)
> ...
> open("/dev/snd/pcmC0D0c", O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK|O_ASYNC) = -1 EBUSY (Device
> or resource busy)
> ...
> open("/dev/snd/controlC0", O_RDWR)      = 3
> Question: Why does Skype try to access these devices directly, when it's
> supposed to use an audio server? I can even see it registered with
> PulseAudio in the manager app.
> Any hints are welcome.
> Frank
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Andrzej Wąsowski, http://www.wasowski.org

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