skype popup message
alain.muls at telenet.be
Tue Jun 24 11:04:24 UTC 2008
ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> Alain Muls wrote:
>> I use a philips voip0801 phone as a sound device for skype calls. It
>> is very handy, but I can not hear the phone ringing when someone wants
>> to call me. I enabled the popup notification in skype for incoming
>> calls, but honestly, I do not see the message. So I tried to use the
>> following script only for the incoming calls:
>> xmessage -center -font -adobe-times-bold-r-*-*-25-*-*-*-*-* INCOMING
>> SKYPE CALL
>> When my colleague phoned, he got a message I was having problems with
>> my sound card. Calling him form my phone was no problem at all, so the
>> sound card should not be th eproblem. Is perhaps the script hanging
>> the skype application? Or does someone have a better suggestion for
>> getting a real visible message when I have an incoming call.
> Nop ... It's not it. Are you listening to music or doing something else
> while being called?
> The main issue here is between Skype and Ubuntu 8.04. To make the story
> short: Hardy implements PulseAudio, Skype does not want to implement
> PulseAudio and, therefore, it tries to use ALSA. ALSA tries to take over
> the sound card (because through alsa you, usually, output only 1 sound
> at a time, no multiple sources permitted, like in PulseAudio or dmixer),
> but, because it is used by something else already, it will fail and
> report "Problem with audio playback/capture" to the other person.
> As for the popup, I think it should appear after a restart or so...
> don't know why, but it happened to me too and then, out of a sudden, it
> was on... (strange Skype)
> There is a guide somewhere on how to implement multiple sounds even for
> Skype, but I wasn't able to follow it:
> http://www.pulseaudio.org/wiki/PerfectSetup(don't know why, but the link
> doesn't work for me... )
> Also, a more brute force approach:
> In the end, Google is your friend ...
> Have phun,
I found a solution.
In skype you can direct the sound to:
Sound In: sent to my philips phone
Sound Out: idem
Ringing: sent to default device which is the PC speakers
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