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Old 02-11-2005, 06:42 PM   #1
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2 second sound delay on games


i just realized that when i'm playing tux racer n super tux there's a 2 second delay.
n kbounce

any ideas?

Old 02-12-2005, 05:55 AM   #2
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I used to get the exact same thing in UT2004, man it was annoying!

In the end I found the problem in my case was a file sharing program called Apollon which includes a media player, if I used the media player at all then my games would have that delay and the only way to fix it was to run alsaconf. I think it was because the program was continually running so even though I stopped the media player it still had some sort of hold on the sound card, or something like that . This might be because it was a KDE app and was using arts, I don't know, but you may want to look at any program which makes sound and keeps running in the background after.

On the other hand, I got this in FreeBSD too, but only with really old games, and I never found out how to fix that one


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