[pulseaudio-discuss] Skype and gMFSK and PA

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Jan 10 13:38:47 PST 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
>     I got pulseaudio working on F8 and the normal audio on movies and 
> such is fine. But I tried gMFSK which is an application that uses the 
> sound-card DSP engine. It looks fine but when I try to receive digital 
> data it suffers very bad interference and it will not transmit because 
> it says /dev/dsp is busy.
>     Sype comes up fine and appears to receive data but when I try to 
> call anyone or answer a call they can't hear me at all, and all I hear 
> is noise.
>     Both of these applications I use daily and do not work even with PA 
> turned off on the Pulseaudio Manager. This doesn't seem to turn off the 
> part of PA that is attached to the sound-card DSP.
>     So I must remove pulseaudio from my system again. It does appear to 
> work but it has side effects that are not acceptable to me.

These Skype problem is known and has been reported before.

Just search in the Pulse bugtracker and if you feel your issues are not
covered by existing bug reports, please open a new one :)


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