13 Feb 2009, 00:00

ALSA lib pcm.c;2196:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.hdmi

When starting Skype 2.0.0.72 from the console in Ubuntu 8.10, I got the following error:

“ALSA lib pcm.c;2196:(snd\_pcm\_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.hdmi”.

I fixed it by commenting the following line in /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf.

# pcm.hdmi cards.pcm.hdmi