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Re: [vox-tech] Skipping sound



sam,

i believe this person has the same problem that you do:

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=linux+matrox+video+sound+problem&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=78gq6v%24qq4%241%40nnrp1.dejanews.com&rnum=6


but wait, there's more.  i believe these people have the same problem as
you do, also.  the only difference is that they're running windows, not
linux:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&th=608077026e58961c&rnum=26

wierd.

pete


begin Samuel Merritt <spam@andcheese.org> 
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 06:43:21PM -0800, ME wrote:
> > Sorry, I went off on a tangent...
> > 
> > If you are using an IDE based disk, and have a secondary drive (hdc or
> > hdd) from which reading is taking place, the intensive IRQ shring could
> > cause problems. If using a parallel based Zip drive or USB drive from
> > which to play the sound file, consider copying the sound file to a
> > mounteddir that is on mounted partition that is part of /dev/hda
> > somewhere.
> 
> I've got a 3ware RAID controller. All my music lives on /dev/sda, which
> is a 4-disk RAID-10(stripe of mirrors). 
> 
> I tried cat'ing the file to /dev/null before playing it so that it would
> be in the buffer cache. It still skipped. 
>  
> > Also, are you into swap extensively when you hear the choppy sound?
> > And what drive has your swap?
> 
> /dev/sda also has my swap, but I'm only using 32B (yes, bytes) of swap,
> out of ~1000MB. 
> 
> > Peter Jay Salzman said:
> > 
> > > heh.  wasn't quite a request, but thanks anyway.   :)   it was a "your
> > > video card is using irq 15.  make sure it's not conflicting with
> > > anything".   :)
> 
> I checked; the video card is the only thing on IRQ 15. The sound card
> and my USB controller share IRQ 11, but I can transfer files at full
> speed from my USB keychain-disk without any sound problems. 

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