With OpenSuSE 11.2, I would have a guest account running skype, and a media account running mythtv (both users logged in at the same time using switch user). I had skype on auto answer incoming calls, and I remember watching a movie when I suddenly heard my Dad’s voice appear calling my name. That was cool!
Now that I’m using OpenSuSE 11.3 (both were using KDE), skype only plays audio when that user’s session is active. Switching to the media account will prevent skype from starting to play any sound. Switch back, sound is normal. If I remember correctly, now the skype audio cuts out as soon as I switch user.
I also have a tv capture card which only STARTS to captures analog audio when the media session is active, mythtv being run by the user media. Once the show is started to record with sound, we can switch users and the show continue to record with sound.
Can someone help point me to anything which can help me take control of my audio system? The only thing that should be configured differently from the default install is that I compiled mythtv (it wasn’t available as an rpm when I upgraded to 11.3, and haven’t bothered to check since).
Any help would be appreciated. I’ve spent a lot of time searching, and can’t seem to find what I’m looking for (too many false hits).