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Old 01-17-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Jumpy Sound with Sound Blaster Live!

Alright I just installed a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit sound card on my Fedora Core 3 system and I used the ALSA driver to make it work however now the sound that I get is very jerky and jumpy. Like somebody is spitting into a microphone. I've reached the end of my intelligence on this one and need any help I can get.
Old 01-17-2005, 05:42 PM   #2
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Have a stroll around alsamixer and try adjusting some things there. It probably just needs tweaking.
good luck.
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I have the same problem when I try to play doom3. Or access my sound card using xmms etc. I went in to the options in xmms and changed the output driver to oss and now it works. But I'm still looking for a way to just fix the problem.
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might be alsa buffer troubles
try this as a ~/.asoundrc (might need some adjusting)
pcm.dsp {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmixer"

pcm.dsp0 {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmixer"

# this makes native ALSA apps default to using dmix
pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave.pcm "dmixer"

ctl.!default {
	type hw           
	card 0

pcm.dmixer  {
	type dmix
	ipc_key 1024
	slave {
	    pcm "hw:0,0"
            period_time 2
            period_size 1026
            buffer_size 2052
            rate 44100
	bindings {
	    0 0
	    1 1
    ctl.dmixer {
	type hw
	card 0


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