[Semibug] Jitsi is OK for SEMI Bug Meetings

Jonathan Drews jdrews at mail.com
Sun May 30 20:32:46 EDT 2021

Hi Folks:

 I tested Jitsi on OpenBSD. It works fine provided you use an
ethernet connection and not WiFi. I had a friend in St. Louis join
on the meeting. We talked for half an hour. Audio and Video worked

I guess the next step is to decided a meting time and meeting day.
The Jitsi site https://meet.jit.si/ worked fine.

Here are my notes on configuring audio and video on OpenBSD.

The primary reference is:

in addition to the man pages.
 To get audio and video working on OpenBSD:

Add yourself to group wheel in /etc/group. Do as root:
# chmod g+rw /dev/video0
or whatever your video device is. Find it in dmesg.

In  /etc/sysctl.conf (file is in /etc/examples) add:


Add the following lines to /etc/mixerctl.conf (mixerctl.conf
is in /etc/examples).

# $OpenBSD: mixerctl.conf,v 1.1 2014/07/16 13:21:33 deraadt Exp $
# mixerctl(1) configurable parameters. See mixerctl.conf(5) for

# output volume value for most audio cards
# outputs.master=200

You'll have to experiment as your laptop may not have the same
entries as my mixerctl.conf. Invariably they should begin with

As an aid in getting your microphone to work use aucat (see man 1
To do a test recoding do:
$ aucat -i test.wav
to play back the rscording, to see if your microphone is working do:
$ aucat -o test.wav

Kind regards,

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