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Old 01-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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problem with sound device in skype

hello everyone,
i have slackware 10.2 and recently installed skype.
when i log onto KDE from my account skype says that it has a problem with the sound device.
when i log on as root, it works fine.
i don't know the cause of the problem esp since i have managed to make it work with root. could it be smth with the audio device? or the mic? i checked that /dev/dsp has attributes lrwxrwxrwx. so it should be normally accessible from everyone. but i read somewhere that mic might be a different device/file under /dev/ (ie not dsp).. could it be the case?

i checked in Kmix and apart from the PCM and PC speaker sliders, i can switches (under 'switches' tab) for the other speaker outputs (surround, center and LFE, side and IEC958) but i haven't tested if these work, and 2 drop down boxes (with options front mic, rear mic, line and CD) in order to choose input source(s). i also get, under 'input' tab) a couple of sliders titled 'capture'?
i have choosen front mic as input source (in both drop down boxes) and pulled the capture sliders all the way up. still i get no sound input.

the module for the sound device i have, is 'snd_intel_hda.ko'

any ideas?

if all else fail
i am also thinking to perhaps removepkg the alsa-xxxx-1.0.9b-2.4.31-i486-1 packages that were installed during slackware installation. and install the latest 1.0.13 version..
note that while the packages state the kernel 2.4.31 that slack 10.2 came bundled with i have generated my own kernel . do u think i should proceed with unistalling this alsa version and installing manually (cause the newer alsa packages come in .tar.bz2) on top the newer alsa version?

thank you for your help
Old 01-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #2
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I had the same problem in Slackware 10.2 while being with the 2.4 kernel. Once I moved to a 2.6 kernel, all problems vanished.
Old 01-13-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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what sound card do you have?
and what version of alsa?
u think u could send mme a dump of urkernel?
esp the sound config stuff...

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