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Old 11-22-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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skype issues


When using skype I have the following two problems:

When I have connected and spoken through a skype I have to reset skype before a new call can be submitted. The reason is that the device is still busy - how do I solve this?

When I use skype I cannot use amaroK to play music ... as soon as I exit skype music plays immidiately.

I have a third problem. I cannot get sound through the speakers of my laptop, only the headset?

Old 11-22-2005, 09:25 AM   #2
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What sound card + sound server are you running? Skype is well known for causing problems, as you can often only have one application accessing your audio device at a time depending on your system. Check the Skype support site + forums, as they detail covering this problem in detail which should resolve your first + second issue.

As for only receiving audio through your headphones, have you double checked the mixer settings to ensure you have audio turned up? Are you able to play audio through amaroK to play correctly through your speakers? If so, seems a bizzare Skype issue, but more likely back to mixer settings.
Old 11-22-2005, 09:36 AM   #3
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I checked the alsamixer as soon as I didnt got any output from the speaksers, all seems to have been turn on and up ... that problem has nothing to do with skype, and so should have been under a different title I guess.
Old 11-26-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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I hade the same problem with skype so I changed to an older version and it works. I belive its a bugg. I use version Its hard to find a download.

U can not have any audio programs on while skyping. Its bad but true.

The third problem is just a seting in kmix I belive.

Last edited by kalleanka; 11-26-2005 at 10:49 AM.
Old 11-27-2005, 01:04 PM   #5
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thanks for the answer, but OMG that sucks!!!!!!!
Old 11-28-2005, 02:44 AM   #6
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Sound device blocked after first call

Believe it is a bug as well, see skype forum

Sound device blocked after first call.

There is a petition there as well to ask for alsa support. I do not know
if I am allowed to post here the link


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