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Old 11-18-2003, 08:26 PM   #1
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Santa Cruz sound card stalls briefly

My sound card is Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. I am running Suse 8.2.
I was able to configure the card fine using ALSA, the only problem is when I play MP3's with Xmms the sound and/or player stalls when I do anything else. For instance, if I am editing a text document using Quanta, as I type, the sound periodically stalls and then resumes. Also if I am reading a web page and simply scroll down, the sound again will stall briefly. It seems to happen anytime there is the slightest spike in CPU use.
I am not sure where or how to fix this problem. Any suggestions?
I can't seem to get MP3s play in any other application except Xmms, so I am unable to find out if it is an Xmms problem, or hardware, or something else.

Currently I just run Winamp on my windows machine for MP3 playback, but I would like to be able to play MP3s on my Linux box too.
Old 11-22-2003, 03:09 AM   #2
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Could it be that everything is working OK and that your 'desktop' has sounds attached to actions. Check your 'configuration' of your X desktop. You probably have sounds attached to certain functions (contained in a 'theme'). When you do something that requires a 'document close'= sound, your mp3 is interrupted (which mp3's use a bit of cpu cycles also). In the old ISA/386 days, it was quite common for this type of thing.
Old 12-24-2003, 04:00 PM   #3
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No its definitly not that. I have an onboard sound card to that would work fine with XMMS, but if any other sound was played, XMMS would stall and I would have to reload the driver. And I don't think KDE even lets you configure the desktop to allow sounds for every time you hit the Enter key.

I just wish I could solve this last problem. Then I wouldn't have to boot into Windows for anything but Games.


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