Audio stutter - how to restart ALSA?
After a day of use, installations and fun in Linux the LINE IN loopthrough on my Audigy 2 card started to stutter heavily. Playback of sound from Linux was still functional.
I restarted my entire system and naturally this helped, but next time i'd rather not. Any idea why this happens? Can i close all audio activity (both in gnome and in ALSA) and restart these without system shutdown? Even without X shutdown?