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From: Luigi Pinna <mailing-gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Skype doesn't work as user
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:05:01 +0100
Alle 11:37, domenica 20 novembre 2005, Duncan ha scritto:
> What desktop are you running, KDE?  If so, are you using the ARTS
> sound daemon or not?  Anything else (KDE's sound effects??) accessing
> sound at the same time?  What are the ownership and permissions on
> your sound device (/dev/sound/dsp and/or /dev/snd/pcm)?

Yes KDE 3.4.3 with arts, and it works good (I can use juk, kopete 
without problems)

> As a user, Skype seems to be configured to try playing thru ARTS
> first. When that fails, it tries playing direct to the sound device. 
> The thing is that if ARTS or a similar sound daemon (ESD?) is
> running, it'll grab exclusive use of the sound device, and nothing
> else will be able to use it, even if it would be capable of sharing
> it otherwise.    That's why it tries thru ARTS -- if it's running it
> can't access the hardware directly anyway.

Ok, but why root can access to the device too? It must be kill user's 
arts, isn't it?
The problem is that I don't know how to configure it, and I don't want 
to use a root access to use Skype...
Luigi

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