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Old 04-27-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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"Static-y" sound in Mandrake 9.2 (amsn)


I'm running Mandrake 9.2 on VMware (WinXP)

Sounds for amsn are "static-y", some will play flawlessly, some will play part of the sound and turn to static, and some won't play at all.

HardDrake sound configuration detects my sound device as
" Creative Labs|Sound Blaster AudioPCI64V/AudioPCI128 "

I'm currently using the ALSA "snd-ens1371" driver, and the default driver is "es1371"
(I have the same problem, with either driver)
 
Old 04-27-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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one cause might be vmware, it has alot of bugs, especially in performance... another thing: are you running a desktop sound server like esd or arts? if so, turn it off.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 08:39 PM   #3
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I had the same problem before enabling arts. I wondered if it would help.

Regardless, I have disabled it once again, and the problem continues...

The odd thing is I just played a game of "clanbomber" and the sound worked flawlessly, so I wonder if this is an amsn specific problem...

when I look at the amsn settings, the "sound server" field is configured as "play $sound" ($sound = sound file to be played). I wonder if the problem is here? Should it be a different command?


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Old 04-27-2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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UPDATE:

Okay, so I have installed xmms mp3 player, and am listening to my music just fine without a single flaw, so that tells me that it's a problem with amsn.

So now I'm thinking that this post belongs in the software forum...
Chances are one of the mods will move it there for me (hint hint)

HCLogo
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:23 AM   #5
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I had the same problem before enabling arts. I wondered if it would help.

Regardless, I have disabled it once again, and the problem continues...

The odd thing is I just played a game of "clanbomber" and the sound worked flawlessly, so I wonder if this is an amsn specific problem...

when I look at the amsn settings, the "sound server" field is configured as "play $sound" ($sound = sound file to be played). I wonder if the problem is here? Should it be a different command?


HCLogo
Alright, I have discovered the problem and have solved it.

I was right by thinking that the problem was with the "play $sound".
I re-enabled arts and changed the field to say "artsplay $sound"

This also allowed me to listen to my music using xmms without any problems, but I had to use the arts output plugin in order for it to work correctly.

Not bad for a week-long Linux newb eh? hehe

Let me know if this was able to help anyone out, or if anyone has a better suggestion?

Thanks,
HCLogo
 
  


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