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Old 02-13-2005, 03:25 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Minneapolis
Distribution: Ubuntu
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garbled sound with SigmaTel AC97, alsa, 1Ghz Athlon, Fedora Core 3

I'm experiencing audio problems. The following games play slow and/or garbled sound: tuxracer, holotz castle, "Beneath A Steel Sky" on scummvm, neverball, and powermanga. In contrast, audio from mplayer and xmms sounds great.

Anyone have any tips for things to try or how to start investigating what might lead to better sound quality?

Here is some hopefully helpful information:

OS Info:
# cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.10-1.741_FC3 #1 Thu Jan 13 16:38:22 EST 2005 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Relevant part of lspci:
00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 20)
        Subsystem: Sigmatel Inc Onboard Audio
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
        I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
        I/O ports at e000 [size=4]
        I/O ports at e400 [size=4]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
CPU info:
# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 6
model           : 4
model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
stepping        : 2
cpu MHz         : 747.524
cache size      : 256 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr pni syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips        : 1470.46
Old 02-13-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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Distribution: Ubuntu
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Seems like the culprit was SDL not using ALSA.

Fix was to add this to my environment:
And all is well!


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