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Old 06-19-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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nVidia nForce 2/AC97 Sound Issue in certain apps and games

Hello! First of all let me say that I'm still fairly new to Linux. I'm using Ubuntu, Dapper Drake, 6.06 LTS and I'm very impressed with it so far.

Aside from a squiggly little video issue which I managed to squash on my own, I now have an issue where I'm noticing that sound and audio play a little later then they should.

For example, when I click upon a button or perform a task that should produce a sound (usually within a game, but not always), there is a delay between the time that it should play, and the time it actually does. This is very noticable and is usually around 1 - 2 seconds.

I also forgot to mention, and I don't know if this is a Linux issue or not, but some apps seem to take over sound completely. For example, when playing Google Videos in Firefox, I can no longer hear IM notifications from Gaim, or sounds from the Linux port of NWN.

Edit: The sound is integrated onto the motherboard, which is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe, with an nVidia nForce 2 chipset and an onboard AC'97 sound controller. You can find more details here:

If you need more information, simply ask. I'd be happy to oblige.

Thanks in advance!

- Sapholin

Last edited by Sapholin; 06-19-2006 at 03:42 PM. Reason: Provided a little more info.
Old 06-20-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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This sounds like it could be a sound driver related issue. Any idea if you're using ALSA or OSS?
Old 07-22-2006, 12:12 PM   #3
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hey guys, I got this mainboard, A7N8X, and ACPI does not work after kernel 2.6.15. The computer won't poweroff. It hangs there.

I am stuck with 2.6.14-gentoo-r7

can you help me out???

what is your acpi configuration, and your bios settings?

thanks a lot..
Old 09-25-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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Sorry, only just noticed this question. Are you still having problems? I'd guess you missed something that was needed in the kernel configuration, if you're using the Gentoo default option of compiling your own kernel.


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