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Old 05-27-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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Neomagic choppy audio

I had oss sound working fine in Linux (RH9), then stupidly decided to try and upgrade to alsa. I installed alsa, alsa-driver but was unable to get a kernel-module-alsa for 2.4.20-8 kernel. When I removed the alsa packages and rebooted I found cd audio playback was fine but Mp3 playback (through xmms) was very choppy.
<edit> This is not an xmms problem.</edit>
I have run sndconfig and redhat gui sound config program, my soundcard is detected and modules.conf is written fine but the choppy playback continues.
<edit> The sound sample played by sndconfig plays fine but the sample played by the redhat gui is choppy</edit>
I have included modules.conf if anyone has any idea as to what excactly has gotten messed up with oss sound I'd be very happy to hear about it. I never had this problem before I started playing around with the alsa packages

Thanks for any and all help.


01:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicMedia 256AV Audio] (rev 12)

less /etc/modules.conf

alias sound-slot-0 nm256_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

Ps I also have "Enable sound server startup" checked under sound preferences in KDE, sound server is esd.

ps -aux | grep esd

esd -terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -spawnfd 15

pps I'd like to avoid having to compile packages/kernel, just want oss back to normal.

If it aint broke etc.

Last edited by chuckleberry; 05-27-2005 at 11:13 AM.


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