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Re: XMMS Plays Really Slow

On Thu, 27 May 2004 23:11:19 -0700
Jake Johnson <jake@plutoid.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 04:50:56PM -0500, Jacob S. wrote:
> > On Tue, 25 May 2004 13:13:29 -0700
> > Jake Johnson <http://www.plutoid.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > How does the new kernel work without running esd?  I still stay
> > > away from esd because of the extra load.
> > 
> > It all plays very slow, regardless of whether you're using the alsa
> > or the esd output plugin in xmms. Anything playing through arts
> > somehow has the correct speed, but the arts output plugin for xmms
> > in testing/unstable does not work properly. Xmms playing sound
> > through esd which is going through arts is still slow. 
> > 
> > Very weird symptoms, it seems. Oh, and I played around with Knoppix
> > v3.4_05-10-04 today. Using "knoppix alsa" at the boot prompt, the
> > i810 sound was recognized and xmms could output sound using the alsa
> > plugin and everything sounded perfect! Incidentally, that version of
> > Knoppix uses the 2.4.26 kernel - one of the ones I tried apt-get
> > installing. Now I only wish I knew what the difference was.

> Hi Jacob,
> Isn't it possible to check the differences with one of the three
> below: 1. lsmod
> 2. make oldconfig and check the differences
> 3. dmesg

Yes, that's part of the problem. 

1) I don't see anything different in lsmod output.
2) I have always used my old config files when compiling new kernels. I
will be trying the Knoppix config file this morning.
3) Nothing strange here, either.

So, failing #2 this morning, I'm thinking it must be a change to one of
the modules, between kernels 2.4.20 and 2.4.23. Then it would look like
the same modules are loaded, but one of the modules would be acting


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