Re: XMMS Plays Really Slow
How does the new kernel work without running esd? I still stay away from esd because of the extra load.
On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 03:04:08PM -0500, Jacob S. wrote:
> On Mon, 24 May 2004 11:03:13 -0700
> Jake Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 09:17:31AM -0500, Jacob S. wrote:
> > > I've got a computer running a mix of testing/unstable with the
> > > latest updates with a weird problem.
> > >
> > > I upgraded to kernel-image-2.4.25 so I could take advantage of the
> > > pre-compiled alsa modules available in alsa-modules-2.4.25. aRts
> > > seems to recognize the sound card fine after the modules are loaded
> > > - kscd plays an audio cd without any problems. However, when I load
> > > xmms and try to play a song, it takes about 10 - 15 seconds for each
> > > second of audio that it plays. I switched back to the OSS modules
> > > and have the same problem. I then tried upgrading to 2.4.26, but it
> > > still does the same thing.
> > >
> > > I have checked and it's not loading up the memory or cpu, so I can't
> > > see what would be causing this. The computer is an AMD 2600 with
> > > 512MB of ram. The sound card is built into a Gigabyte motherboard
> > > using the Nvidia nforce2 chipset. I am trying both the i810_audio
> > > and snd-intel8x0 modules. Occasionally I get this error from the
> > > i810_audio module: kernel: i810_audio: drain_dac, dma timeout?
> > >
> > > Under kernel 2.4.20, before I did the recent updates, this sound
> > > card and the i810_audio module worked great together.
> > >
> > > Has anyone else seen this problem before?
> > Did XMMS play correctly before you upgraded the Kernel?
> Hello Jake,
> I had not specifically checked the old kernel with the apt-get upgrade
> updates, so I just rebooted and did some more playing.
> Sound does still work great, using the 2.4.20 kernel, i810_audio module,
> esd & xmms. (Though using esd through artsdsp makes it very choppy.)
> In the process I found 2.4.23 seems to give me the same problem as
> 2.4.25 and 2.4.26; xmms plays, but does it very, very slow. Something
> must have been changed with the audio system in the kernel between
> 2.4.20 and 2.4.23. (Maybe the soundcore module, since both the oss
> drivers and the alsa drivers do it.)
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