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Old 03-02-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
MrMorden
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NForce sound failing in a strange way


Hello, everyone:

Let's get the preliminaries out of the way:

Distribution: Mandrake 10.1 Official
Motherboard: Gigabyte 7NNXP (NForce2)
CPU: Athlon XP 3200+
Memory: 1 GB Corsair TwinX
Video card: GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256 MB
Sound driver: intel8x0
Kernel: 2.6.8.1-12mdk

When I try to play an .avi file in Kaffeine 0.4.3b, the sound plays normally for about twenty seconds, after which the last half-second or so plays as though on continuous loop for the next few seconds, after which the sound cuts out entirely. The video continues playing normally, however. Also, Kaffeine won't close by itself, but will ony close after the "window is not responding" dialogue comes up. If I try to bring up another instance of Kaffeine, it plays the first half-second of the audio as though it were on continuous loop for a few seconds, then cuts out.

I'm getting similar behavior from Real Player 10.0.3.748 as well when trying to play .rm files. It plays the first few seconds of audio, after which the last half-second of audio goes into continous loop. The video freezes at this time as well. Interestingly, the sound can be briefly restored four a couple of seconds by dragging the clip to a new location, after which the video freezes again and the sound goes back to looping over the last half-second or so.

In either case, I lose internet connectivity after trying to view the multimedia files. Connectivity can be restored by disconnecting and recoonecting eth0.

Here's some additional information that I think might be useful:

Contents of modprobe.conf:

Code:
# This file is autogenerated from /etc/modules.conf using generate-modprobe.conf command
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
alias eth1 e1000
alias eth0 nvnet
Contents of modules.preload:

Code:
# /etc/modprobe.preload: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are
# to be loaded at boot time, one per line.  Comments begin with
# a `#', and everything on the line after them are ignored.
# this file is for module-init-tools (kernel 2.5 and above) ONLY
# for old kernel use /etc/modules

nvnet
nvidia-agp
Contents of /etc/modules:

Code:
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are
# to be loaded at boot time, one per line.  Comments begin with
# a `#', and everything on the line after them are ignored.
Contents of /etc/modules.conf: none

Output of /sbin/lsmod:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
md5                     3584  1
ipv6                  230916  8
rfcomm                 32348  0
l2cap                  19876  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              39076  4 rfcomm,l2cap
snd-seq-oss            31232  0
snd-seq-midi-event      6080  1 snd-seq-oss
snd-seq                47440  4 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event
snd-pcm-oss            49480  0
snd-mixer-oss          17376  2 snd-pcm-oss
snd-intel8x0           30124  1
snd-ac97-codec         69392  1 snd-intel8x0
snd-pcm                81800  2 snd-pcm-oss,snd-intel8x0
snd-timer              20356  2 snd-seq,snd-pcm
snd-page-alloc          7400  2 snd-intel8x0,snd-pcm
gameport                3328  1 snd-intel8x0
snd-mpu401-uart         5856  1 snd-intel8x0
snd-rawmidi            19300  1 snd-mpu401-uart
snd-seq-device          6344  3 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-rawmidi
snd                    45988  11 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-pcm-oss,snd-mixer-oss,snd-intel8x0,
snd-ac97-codec,snd-pcm,snd-timer,snd-mpu401-uart,snd-rawmidi,snd-seq-device
soundcore               7008  2 snd
af_packet              16072  4
floppy                 55088  0
e1000                  80836  0
ide-cd                 37280  0
cdrom                  37724  1 ide-cd
loop                   12520  0
reiserfs              259220  1
nls_iso8859-1           3680  1
ntfs                  147964  1
nvidia-agp              5788  1
agpgart                27752  1 nvidia-agp
nvnet                  66660  0
ext3                  120680  1
jbd                    49080  1 ext3
Thank you for your time.

-MrMorden
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
MrMorden
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Turns out that it was a resource conflict. I fixed the problem by telling my BIOS to assign IRQ 9 to the network controller, but it is a little troubling that it's showing up on IRQ 11, anyone care to comment?

Contents of /proc/interrupts:

Code:
           CPU0       
  0:     280848    IO-APIC-edge  timer
  1:       1018    IO-APIC-edge  i8042
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  5:       1629    IO-APIC-edge  NVidia nForce2
 11:     483846    IO-APIC-edge  eth0
 12:      10331    IO-APIC-edge  i8042
 14:      10410    IO-APIC-edge  ide0
 15:       5019    IO-APIC-edge  ide1
NMI:          0 
LOC:     280768 
ERR:          0
MIS:          0
 
  


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