[Wlug] Fedora 10 and sound

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Mon Dec 1 20:06:30 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 12:45:11PM -0500, Jeff Moyer wrote:
> Aaron Haviland <orion at parsed.net> writes:
> > dulsi at identicalsoftware.com wrote, on Nov 30, 2008 at 17:53 EST:
> >> I don't have a problem with the volume.  The sound just skips.  I  
> >> added myself to the pulse-rt group which was suggested on the fedora  
> >> forum.  As said on the forum, it improves the situation but does not  
> >> make it perfect.  Finally I ended up changing  
> >> System->Preferences->Hardware->Sound from Autodetect to ESS Allegro  
> >> PCI Allegro (OSS).  Unfortunately the gnome-mplayer doesn't use that  
> >> setting and ignores the preferences where you specify the audio  
> >> driver.  Running it from the command line with -ao oss works.
> >
> > then maybe try specifying in ~/.mplayer/config:
> >
> > ao=oss
> How about just filing a bug?  Call me crazy, but I don't think it's too
> much to ask for the defaults to just work.

I already pointed to a bug:


Instead of using the obsolete OSS interface or downgrading 
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio as a workaround, you might try disabling 
timer-based audio scheduling:

Replace the line:

load-module module-hal-detect

in /etc/pulse/default.pa by:

load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0

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