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Old 10-22-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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How to free my soundcard? (FC5)


I'm using Skype, and one of Skype's bad habits is, to lock the sound device, but not un-lock it after use.
How can I remove the modules with rmmod, so that I can reload them afterwards?

I tried unloading modules with the -f option, but this doesn't work, it just replies:

[root@polemon bereziak]# /sbin/rmmod -f soundcore
ERROR: Removing 'soundcore': Resource temporarily unavailable
please help, I'm tired of rebooting all the time just to make my soundcard usable again.

Old 10-23-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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Maybe you need to add some dmix info. It is used to channel multiple app outputs to the /dev/dsp. Do a search here for dmix to see some of the config files and where to create them.



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