[arch-general] Can`t playback other sounds (ie flash, xmms) while on a skype call

Corentin Delcourt codl at codl.fr
Wed Jul 24 10:42:51 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 09:45:42AM -0300, Victor Silva wrote:
> Folks seems skype and pulseaudio are blocking all other sound outputs while
> I`m on a call. When I turn off the skype call the other sounds start to
> work again. I could find no logs to provide you more info but I will happy
> to show them as long you point me out what you need.
> Regards,
> Victor

With the default config, pulseaudio mutes everything when there is a
voip stream playing. Check if you can unmute the other outputs.

You can disable that behavior by commenting this line in
/etc/pulse/default.pa :

### Cork music/video streams when a phone stream is active
load-module module-role-cork

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