Man I have the worst luck when it comes to sound
. Okay, I was trying awfully hard to get ALSA working on my computer with my pos sound card (SiS 7012 Onboard Sound) and I tried many things a member by the name of ZiGiE (if I recally correctly suggested) and I was unable to get my problems fixed (at that time, I couldn't successfully compile/run StepMania, a lot of programs didn't recognize I had ALSA installed (MPlayer) and scratchy sound when using anything other than xmms). I read the HCL and found out that amos had gotten ALSA working perfectly on his computer by disabling APM and enabling ACPI. I tried that (as I have been tinkering with the 2.6.0 kernel, but I'm still unable to get things working right) but alas, my problem was still there. I tried getting rid of ACPI and APM (since I'm on a desktop, and I assume I don't need the power conserving functions like they do) yet the problems were still there. Kernel 2.6.0 doesn't have modules for my card on OSS, so I tried installing OSS on 2.4.22. Everything seemed to work out perfectly, I was extatic. However this was quickly shot down. Although the sound mixing worked perfectly, when listening to a song in xmms, about a minute and a half in, the sound starts to get staticky. Well crap. If I quickly pause it and un-pause it, it starts playing perfectly until about the same period of time has elapsed, and then it starts to get staticky again. Naturally I though it was a buffer problem, so I started tweaking the buffer settings in xmms, and nothing worked.
. I tried mpg123 and it seemed to work perfectly, although when I ALSA, mpg123 -o oss worked perfectly too, so I don't entirely trust the results mpg123 has given me. play (the wav playing app that comes with OSS) plays files normally if nothing is going on and DOESN'T have the 1:30 problem that xmms does. Although when practically anything else is going on, I get static. I'm listening to some music (in xmms) while trying to compile StepMania and it works perfectly until it gets to that period I have explained earlier. Warcraft 3 running under WineX sounds horrible (originally I was happy, as I thought I'd finally be able to watch audio commentaries with the game sound too) the static doesn't ever stop. It's horrendous. ePSXe and ZSNES both have the same problem as Warcraft 3. *sigh* I just don't understand it. Sound worked flawlessly on Red Hat, why is Slackware so much more different? Is there some crucial configuration step I missed for OSS or ALSA? I don't care which one I use. I just want my stuff to work. Thanks for any help you can provide, I'm desperate :P