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Old 08-25-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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lagging running slackware

I'm running Slack 9.0 kernel 2.4 Whenever I play mp3 using XMMS Pc uses almost 100 of its resources. I'm running a dual boot config on a 2400xp with 512 mb 3200 corsair ram. I installed NVIDA's universal drivers. Is there something I can do to try and fix this.
Old 08-25-2003, 06:16 PM   #2
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Try getting the latest xmms. Try another media player. Check for the latest nvaudio drivers. If you got the binary of xmms, try getting the source and compiling it yourself.

There's some things to try.
Old 08-25-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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What sound card do you have?

Do other audio/video players cause the same problem?
Old 08-25-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
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In Linux resource usage of 100% is the norm when running multimedia apps. Unlike Window, this isn't resource hogging but actually optimized usage of the CPU.

Don't know if you've tried this before, but under Linux I can burn a CD, listen to MP3s (without skipping), browse LQ and answer a couple of questions without feeling any obvious slowness, and gkrellm will show that I'm using 100% of my resources...

But as long as it doesn't cause any ill effect on my computing experience, I'm OK with it


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