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Old 03-22-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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Jittery sound

Im using mandrake 9.1 and KDE 3.1
My sound will work for about 40 seconds once mandrake has booted but then I get this error:

Sound server fatal error
CPU overload,aborting.

And my sound goes all jittery. Am I using the wrong drivers or is there a setting somewhere that needs changing?
Old 03-23-2006, 08:59 PM   #2
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I dont want to sound mean - but if you had searched the forums for that exact error message, alot of possible fixes would have essentially landed in your lap.
(Suggests upgrading kernel, if the kernel is 2.6.3)
(suggests recompiling ALSA, and various other fixes)

Again not to be mean - and if none of those work, I'll be more than happy to help you. However, it seems silly to continuously answer the same question when an earlier answer works perfectly, doesn't it?

Hope those articles help!
Old 03-23-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
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is this a dell soundblaster ?
basicaly you have to tell us exactly what kind of machine and soundcard and


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