Bug#356223: iaxcomm: wxWindows Fatal Error: Couldn't Initialize IAX Client

Mikael Magnusson mikma at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Mar 10 20:23:59 UTC 2006

Ruben Porras wrote:
> Package: iaxcomm
> Version: 0.0+cvs20050725-6
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable
> ~$ iaxcomm
> Error wxWindows Fatal Error : Couldn't Initialize IAX Client .
> and iaxcomm dies...
> Thanks.

Iaxcomm probably fails because it can't open the sound device. You need 
to find out if you use ALSA or OSS. Try to run "cat 
/proc/asound/version" in a terminal. That will output "Advanced Linux 
Sound Architecture Driver.." if you use ALSA.

Iaxcomm requires OSS support, and you need to load the snd_pcm_oss with 
"modprobe snd_pcm_oss" as root if you use ALSA (aoss doesn't work well 
with iaxcomm).

Another program may be using the sound card which prevents iaxcomm from 
using it, unless you have a card that has a hardware mixer.


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