Sunday, September 7, 2014

Skype notifications pause Rhythmbox playback

When I run both Skype and Rhythmbox, Rhythmbox is paused every time a Skype notification arrives (on receiving a new incoming message, new file transfer request, incoming call,  etc.). I find it quite annoying.

There are at least 2 ways to resolve the problem I've come across:

1) turn off all Skype notifications - and Rhythmbox is never paused. However it's not a good solution at all :)

2) edit the default.pa file in /etc/pulse/

sudo gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa

find line:

load-module module-role-cork

and comment it:

# load-module module-role-cork

save file.

Log out. Login. Voila.

P.S. The OS used was Sabayon, I've also noticed the solution applies to Fedora as well.

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