sound semi-broken (RH9, Ensoniq ES1370)
From: Jules (julesrichardsonuk_at_remove.this.yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 14:10:43 +0100
Throwing this one out to a wider audience as it's now driving me nuts :-)
I've always been able to play audio files using xmms / OSS driver under
Red Hat 9. However, I was always a fan of Goldwave under Windows for
chopping sound samples around, so always used to boot into Win2k (on the
same machine) to use that for sound editing.
I only got around to looking at Linux sound editors yesterday - 'sweep'
looked like the most useful program, but I also installed audacity.
However, neither of them play audio correctly - I just get repeated short
fragments of audio over and over, typically requiring a reboot. Both use
/dev/dsp and don't have an option for OSS.
I'd say it was a low level config problem (IRQ or somesuch) if it wasn't
for the fact that xmms can play stuff fine, so it appears that OSS (which
I know absolutely nothing about) is doing something right whilst talking
directly to /dev/dsp fails for audacity and sweep.
Any ideas? Happy to post versions of various libraries etc. if someone
tells me what's useful to know. System is Red Hat 9, module for the
soundcard is es1370, kernel is 2.4.20-31.9
I've tried trimming the system down (pulling out cards I can live without
just for the sake of testing), moving the Ensoniq card (it's a PCI board,
not built into the Asus A7V133 motherboard) etc. with no luck.
'dmesg' output doesn't show anything nasty going on.
Network is via a 3com 3c905 card, whist mass storage is via an Adaptec
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