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SubjectRe: 2.3.x sound problems
On Mon, 29 Nov 1999 iehrenwald@earthlink.net wrote:

> > Beginning early in the 2.3.2X cycle I started getting:
> >
> > Nov 28 09:10:36 wr5z kernel: Sound: DMA (output) timed out - IRQ/DRQ
> > config error?
> >
> > errors in my log with attendant sound dropouts when playing mp3 sound
> > files. The last version which worked well was 2.3.18. Are chainges
> > being made to dma/buffers/cache which might be the cause of some of
> > these problems?
>
> I made a message to linux-kernel a week ago about the same topic but I
> guess it never went though. I don't know why. Probably Earthlink's
> fault. Anyways. Do you happen to be using fbcon? I don't get these
> timeouts unless I am scrolling large text files and playing MP3s at the
> same time while in a framebuffer console. If I'm in a normal text mode
> everything is fine.

I'm using fbcon, but I don't believe scrolling is the sole cause. I'm
getting the sound dropouts with a quiet screen. Something as simple as
a cron job kicking off in the background to download mail will trigger a
sound pause. It seems as if there is no buffering of output where there
was before.


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