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Re: [vox-tech] Skipping sound
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Re: [vox-tech] Skipping sound


have you tried with a different window manager?   do you get the
skipping around when you use mp3blaster/mpg123 under twm?   that might be a
good litmus test.

also, you run debian, right?  see if the "X" process is un-niced.
debian now asks you if you want to run X with a higher priority.

try to renice X to 0.  see if that helps the skipping around.


begin Samuel Merritt <spam@andcheese.org> 
> If I have music playing and I move a window around, switch windows, or
> scroll a window, the music stutters. I'm using XFree86 4.2.1 and ALSA
> 0.9.0rc2 (defaults for Mandrake 9). 
> This happens in any video mode I try, from 1024x768, 24bpp down to
> 640x480, 8bpp, though the stuttering is worse in higher resolutions and
> color depths.
> I've also tried switching between ALSA and OSS. It makes no difference. 
> The video card is a Matrox Mystique with 4MB video RAM (MGA 1064SG). 
> The sound card is an onboard CM8738. 
> I'd heard about problems like this years ago, having to do with the
> video card drivers hogging the PCI bus for long periods of time. I
> played with the option "PciRetry", found in the mga(4) man page. The
> stuttering is the same whether this option is on or off. 
> Google doesn't come up with any relevant results; I did find a whole
> bunch of pages about a setting that goes in system.ini, but I don't have
> one of those. =)
> -- 
> Samuel Merritt
> OpenPGP key is at http://meat.andcheese.org/~spam/spam_at_andcheese_dot_org.asc
> Information about PGP can be found at http://www.mindspring.com/~aegreene/pgp/

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