[linux-audio-user] skype vs audigy 2 vs onboard audio problem
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Jan 12 09:04:49 EST 2006
On Thursday 12 January 2006 08:54, Gene Heskett wrote:
>I have a setup I hope to make work, one way or the other, but jurassic
>software seems to be a problem.
>/dev/dsp & /dev/mixer are attached, either to an SBLive Value, or to
> an SB Audigy 2 Value card, I've been swapping them back and forth.
>/dev/dsp1 & mixer1 *should* be attached to skype if its running.
And I neglected to say that this is the onboard audio in an nforce2
>Currently running kernel 2.6.15 and forceably installed alsa stuffs,
>version 1.0.11rc2. kmix, from kde is a bit long in the tooth at
>kde-3.3.0, built some time back with konstruct and it works so well I
>hate to play with that.
>Anyway, here is the problem:
>When the Audigy 2 card is installed, kmix's input tab & screens for
> this card are blanked out. When the SBLive Value card is installed,
> all of this "snd-card-0" works nominally. I can get tvtime audio
> thru it, and xmms seems to work, as does grip now, thru both cards
> depending on which is installed. But kmix's blank input tab is
> confoosin :)
>But skype seems tethered to the use of /dev/mixer only for its
> transmit functions even if I can switch the echo123 audio from
> snd-card-1 to snd-card-0 by selecting /dev/dsp instead of /dev/dsp1
> in the headset menu. When its set for /dev/dsp1, and I can hear
> echo123 in the headset, the audio thats actually sent comes from
> whatever might be coming thru the SBLive or Audigy 2 cards at the
>Now if, by reverseing the aliases in my modprobe.conf and rebooting,
> the cards are interchanged, then skype will work correctly because
> the motherboard audio is now /dev/mixer, but then kde, tvtime, xmms
> et all doesn't seem to be able to find /dev/mixer1 which would be
> snd-card-1 or snd-slot-1 in that scenario.
>Whats the fix, other than scrapping skype, which I'm not convinced
> isn't a broadband pipe into the heart of the machine on port 0 or 443
> since vz (spit) has 80 blocked. But I'd like to make it work just to
> prove it can be done. So how can I 'alias' the skype call to open
> /dev/mixer to actually access /dev/mixer1?
>I have 'skype_dsp_hijacker' here, but its not the /dev/dsp I need to
>'hijack' as thats settable from the skype menu, but the mixer, which
>isn't settable. And that puppies docs, the README is a bit cryptic to
>this old fart.
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