SPBOpenDevice Failed

Don Rainwater (Don.Rainwater@UC.EDU)
Tue, 8 Nov 1994 09:45:30 -0500

Using System 7.5+PowerTalk on a Mac 840av with Geoport and Express Modem
software v1.5.4, I get "SPBOpenDevice Failed (err=-227)" when I try to use
audio. I've tried versions b11 and b12. The error occurs when either the
push to talk button is pushed, or immediately upon unchecking the push to
talk checkbox.

I did a clean system install of all software last night, and checked
CUSeeMe at each step of the way. The culprit is the Geoport/Express Modem
software. I don't remember all of the version numbers, but I'm relatively
sure that a previous version of the Express Modem software didnt' have this

I've also found that I can work around the problem by turning off the
Express Modem altogether, or simply by disabling auto-answer of faxes.
This is only somewhat of an inconvenience, but shouldn't all of these
things be able to get along with audio at the same time?

Don Rainwater, Systems Manager/Postmaster                 Don.Rainwater@UC.Edu
Univ of Cincinnati Academic IT Services                   Phone: 513-556-9020
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