Bug#284981: libarts1: frequent static and skipping of audio
On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 23:45:54 +0100, Adeodato Simó <email@example.com> wrote:
in its latest upload, aRts got removed the realtime capabilities in
the default installation. this can result in a worse performance, but
it was done to fix some rather nasty hangs that aRts was causing on
please see /usr/share/doc/libarts1/README.Debian for details. in
short, if you were not experiencing those hang, that file will explain
you how to restore realtime capabilities to arts.
also, have you akode installed? if you don't, please install it before
restoring realtime cap. to arts and give us some feedback as if it
improves your situation at all.
My apologies... I guess I should have checked the README, but it honestly didn't even occur to me.
I installed akode, but it did not help the problem (unless you have to do something more than restart aRts... I couldn't really find any documentation on it).
Turning on realtime priority, however, solved everything. I should be alright with it enabled, as I've always had realtime priority on and I can't remember one time that aRts ever crashed or froze on me.
Thank you very much for your quick response.