Bug#123150: This seems to be a libmikmod issue
I can reproduce this problem running modern pulseaudio.
When I disable pulseaudio's esound compatibility, the problem goes away. I
also tested recompiling libmikmod without the esd driver enabled; the
problem goes away then, too. (libmikmod then uses ALSA output, which works
This suggests to me that the problem is in libmikmod's esd driver. For
that reason, I reassigned the bug to libmikmod.
I would suggest that someone remove the ESD driver, but alas, libmikmod is
I wrote a long-form request for adoption here:
But even if my web page is down, this bug now contains approximately all
the information necessary for someone to come to same conclusion as I have