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Old 01-04-2005, 05:52 PM   #1
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lagging sound, no overlap, and a freezing mouse...


my most irritating problem is that i have no overlapping sound. what i mean by this is that i can only have one sound program running at a time. not only that, but i have to know when a sound is coming. so say i want to watch a Flash movie(im an avid flash watcher). i have to stop xmms or mplayer about 2 or 3 websites ahead of time before i load those pages that i plan on watching them in. that alone is very irritating. but another thing that bothers me about it is GAIM. i cant hear when i get messages. and since i keep it on a completely different desktop, i cant see when i get a new message. and i was completely content having the idea to be able to hear it while i "surfed the web." well that doesnt happen now because it cant play a sound.

then we come to lagging sound. like i said, i like flash movies. well sound in flash movies lags by about 1 full second. its very irritating to see something splash in water, have the water complete the splash animation, and THEN hear it. it drives me INSANE!! *turns into hulk* AHHHH

ok, and my last issue. my mouse seems to freeze if i use the keyboard sometimes. its frozen when im using cntrl to select multiple objects. its frozen when i use alt to select multiple objects. its even frozen when i used dlt to delete text. TEXT!

so those are my problems. i posted this on the newbie forum but go no replies. and im not like super uber linux user so please dont tell me some thing i wont understand. detailed explinations would be helpful. ive tried searching this site and the web but came up with nothing. can any of you help?

edit: oh yea, and i cant play CDs.

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Old 01-04-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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Sound: What distibution? Are you using KDE or Gnome? Do you have either sound server enabled? What sound hardware?

CD: What is the problem? What error did you see? What did you try?
Try updating 'udev', you can see my notes.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 11:19 PM   #3
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Sound: What distibution? Are you using KDE or Gnome? Do you have either sound server enabled? What sound hardware?

CD: What is the problem? What error did you see? What did you try?
Try updating 'udev', you can see my notes.
fedora core 3. gnome(though going to switch to kde soon). i dont know what that means. AC' 97.

it starts but i hear nothing. no error. ive closed EVERYTHING and it still wouldnt play music. ive tried the default CD player, totem, mplayer, and xmms. nothing works.

is there a be all, play all player like Winamp?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 11:42 PM   #4
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AC97 is an audio standard or something like that. Not exactly sure. As for the winamp thing, xmms was pretty winamp to me (more than just the interface).

Try rhythmbox(GNOME) or juk (KDE) but I think rhythmbox had some trouble playing some formats (FLAC) Both can play mp3 (if you have the proper codec since fedora core 3 doesn't have mp3) and ogg.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:37 AM   #5
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my xmms cant play video, CDs, or DVDs.....it kinda ticks me off.....
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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Did you update udev?

Goto xmms, Options > Preferences, make sure sound output is set to ALSA.
Make sure all output plugins are set to ALSA for any multimedia application you use.

'MPlayer' and 'Xine' are probably the 2 best be-all players for Linux.

Actually there are plugins to get multiple different videos to play in xmms (probably not DVD's though).
 
Old 01-07-2005, 10:14 PM   #7
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Did you update udev?
i feel dumb asking but......

how do i do it? and how do i know if i have done it?
 
  


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