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Skype notifications pause the music

asked 2012-08-19 07:15:29 -0600

iiddaannyy gravatar image

updated 2012-08-19 07:20:06 -0600

When I get a new message, skype pauses the music, plays a notification sound and then plays the music.

I want that the skype's notifications will be played with the music, without stopping it.

I have already tried tick the "Allow Skype to automatically my mixer levels" off and to restart skype but it doesn't work. It still pauses the music when I get a new message or a call or any other notification.

using Fedora 17.

Any ideas?

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I've experienced this too. Not sure why it happens and how to correct it though. :/

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-08-21 18:51:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-07-06 10:35:14 -0600

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I know, this is an old question, but since Skype 4.3 I experience this problem on Fedora (20). I found some times ago a solution, originally for Arch, but it worked for all distros I encountered this problem on. So apparently you need to disable a pulseaudio feature in /etc/pulse/ Here search for the line load-module module-role-cork and comment it out, using:

#load-module module-role-cork

You will need root rights to execute this. After a restart (I always did a complete system restart) skype stopped muting my music.

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Worked for me. Thanks!!

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2014-07-07 09:54:04 -0600 )edit

Worked like a charm. Note that in my case Skype and HipChat crashed but the processes were still running. Kill 'em all and everything works as it should after that.

Paul Bulai gravatar imagePaul Bulai ( 2014-11-04 06:18:31 -0600 )edit

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