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Old 01-02-2003, 08:15 PM   #1
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Question choppy sound


i have been having trouble when it comes to my sound card, when i first installed linux it thought that my sound card was a 82801CA/CAM AC'97 made by intel but in windows it says its a YAMAHA AC-XG. when i try to play a sound file it lags and becomes choppy. im running redhat 8.0 on a sony grx670(http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...M8lSwg&Dept=cpu)
any knid of a reponce will be very much appreciated.


P.S. Im a linux newbie so when u respond u have to talk very very........ very slowly. thanks
 
Old 01-02-2003, 11:33 PM   #2
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I noticed that KDE in mine has choppy sound when playing anything, but other GUIs (GNOME, WindowMaker) work just fine. Try switching GUIs. Hope this is relevant at all.
 
Old 01-04-2003, 02:15 AM   #3
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Unhappy no work

i just tried that and nothing happens, it just crashes when i try to play a sound
 
Old 01-04-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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Try using "mpg123 foo.mp3" and see what happens. If you're in GNOME you may need to run

killall esd

and if in KDE

killall artsd

first, otherwise you could get device is busy errors.

It may be that your card is not very well supported, or doesn't support hardware resampling.
 
Old 01-04-2003, 08:50 PM   #5
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Unhappy ?

im using kde and it doesnt fix it

[withdraw@deadrat withdraw]$ killall artsd
[withdraw@deadrat withdraw]$ mpg123 foo.mp3
bash: mpg123: command not found
 
Old 01-05-2003, 06:24 AM   #6
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i think if the sound is choppy and locks up your machine,
the dma channels for the card are set wrong.
i think redhat still has
sndconfig
 
Old 01-05-2003, 07:49 AM   #7
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Go to xmms.org and follow the instructions for adding MP3 support to your system.

foo.mp3 was an example, it was meant to be replaced with an MP3 you own. "play" will do the same for wav files, for instance:

play example.wav
 
Old 01-05-2003, 01:42 PM   #8
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its not mp3 files its every thing that is played, and yes it will sometimes lock up my machine.
 
  


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