skype problems

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sun May 14 05:07:39 UTC 2006

Actually 2 of them.

1. I can only make one connection per reboot, otherwise there is 
"something wrong with the audio device" when a new connection is 
attempted.  My headphones continue to function normally.  And my own 
voice is flawless both in my phones and at the other end of the call.

2.  Reception is very intermittent, and coupled with a lot of chuttering 
noises.  This I verified is on my end by trying the echo123 facility, 
even the ladies recorded voice was chopped up into just fractions of a 
word here and there.

As a point of note, skype only opens a path to /dev/dsp once on the 
reboot and restart.  It shows 3 opens to /dev/mixer when a failed call 
to echo123 is live, and leaves 2 of them behind when it has been hung up.

The audio system is an ATX in an HP laptop.  OS is 386 FC5 with all 
updates on an amd64 turion system.

Does anybody have a clue to share?

Cheers, Gene

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