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Old 03-21-2004, 05:36 PM   #1
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Question Choppy sound when other programs running + mouse and login question


Hi!

Here are problems:

1. I've just managed to get sound working, but there's couple of things...
a) when i set alsa in sound config in kde sound works, but when i type alsa??? (i forgot) it doesn't find my card. That's just strange and i can live with that Just wonder what's going on...

b) the sound is fine only when i don't do other things -> i mean that when i use other programs (even console) the sound gets choppy (it's not even choppy, it breakes -> it's ok for 2 seconds and then it stops for a short bit).

c) when i try to watch divx the picture is ok and perfectly smooth, but the sound is choppy.

Computer is new and fast and realtime setting is set.

2. When i'm in KDE my mouse go crazy. It works for 5 seconds and then suddenly 3 windows are open and the mouse is in the other corner of the screen. Then another 5 seconds fine and so on.

3. How to set graphical login (instead: text login and typing startx)

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by (tm); 03-21-2004 at 05:38 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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What is your physical memory at?
What is the amount of swap space youve configured?

What speed is your processor?

you need to set init to enter runlevel 5 .

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Old 03-22-2004, 12:38 AM   #3
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I don't use alsa yet... I know I should, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it... OSS sound is much easier to set up, and using esd you can have lots of programs accessing the audio device. That aside...

What is your hard disk performance like? If you haven't got the correct IDE support, then you can get crappy IO rates. Install hdparm (what's with all these non-Debian people?) and run hdparm -tT to check out your hard disk performance.

If you want a graphical login, you also have to have either xdm or gdm installed; I recommend gdm, it's a whole pile better looking. Go to art.gnome.org to get themes for it (or, again, if you used debian, just apt-get install gdm-themes).

I also steer clear of KDE, but that's personal preference, and the mouse problems probably aren't related.

Luck.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 01:30 AM   #4
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To get a graphical login go to your initrd file (I think from memory without a linux box in front of me). There is a runlevel that you can change - on slack change from 3 to 4. Save the file.

I suggest you use kdm or gdm as your login window manager - avoid typing xdm at all costs! Beware.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:23 AM   #5
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Cheers guys!


That's my spec:

Mobile Intel® Celeron™ technology
Intel® Celeron® P 2.5GHz processor
15" TFT display
30GB HDD
512MB+256MB DDR
24/10/8/24x DVD/CDRW Combo

Swap <>1GB just after the main linux (/) partition.

One more question:
I've recompiled the kernel (2.6.4) with frame buffer for console, but everytime i try 2 use resolution other than VGA my monitor go black (system keeps on booting). On kernel 2.4.18 (i think, the one which goes with Slack 9) console works perfectly on 1024*768*256.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #6
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Make sure you're using module-init-tools if you've compiled anything as a module...
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:57 AM   #7
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Thumbs up klaptopdeamon

Hi!

Thanks guys for help.


I thought i'll try with Gnome instead of KDE and it turned out that sound and mouse works perfect with gnome. Gnome doesn't have a battery monitor installed so i tried to use KDE's klaptopdeamon and mouse and sound problems came back. The thing (i think) is that as far as i know ACPI and sound card (and it looks like mouse) use the same irq.

How/Where can I change irqs 4 thins like mouse and sound card etc.?
 
  


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