On Monday, May 24, 2004 10:59:45 PM [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: |>Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 16:16:52 -0400 |>From: Andrew Kilpatrick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> |>Subject: Sounds breaks up with 5.2-STABLE |>To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] |>Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> |>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" |> |>Hi, |> |>I'm using FreeBSD 5.2-STABLE on my workstation and have just installed |>a CMedia CMI8738-based sound card. The card has worked well under |>OpenBSD in the past (even 3 in the same machine!) but with FreeBSD |>the sound breaks up and is choppy if I do specific things in X like: |> |>- opening new windows |>- dragging a window |>- scrolling in my browser |>- holding down a key (like space) |> |>It sounds like the buffers are underrunning. Looking at /dev/sndstat with |>verbose set to 3 reveals a lot of buffer underruns, but it doesn't seem to |>notice them all. I've tried unsuccessfully setting the hw.snd.pcm0.buffersize |>variable higher than 16384, but to no avail. |> |>My system is a Mini-ITX EPIA 533MHz board with a CMI8738-based |>card. Top shows lots of CPU idling. I wrote a little program in C to open |>the sound card and dump stdin to it, so I can see how fast it's consuming |>buffers and fiddle with the ioctls and stuff, but nothing I do seems to make |>it work, and writing buffers larger than 16384 makes it play with gaps |>between buffers. |> |>That's what I've tried so far... any help would be greatly appreciated! |> |> |>Cheers, |> |>Andrew
********** Reply Separator ********** Tuesday, May 25, 2004 5:33:09 AM I have been experiencing the same sort of problem using an old Compaq 5140 with an ESS ES1869 (Compag OEM) sound card. It rarely works while using KDE. Gerard E. Seibert [EMAIL PROTECTED] The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. - Oscar Wilde _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"