Re: 2.6.0-test1-mm2 music skips

From: Christian Axelsson (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 18:47:35 EST

On Sun, 2003-07-20 at 22:34, Lukas Kolbe wrote:
> Hi!
> Just wanted to let you know that on my System (Debian Sid, Kernel
> 2.6.0-test1-mm2, .config attached) I get sound-skips with all recent
> Kernels (tested 2.5.69 'til 2.6.0-test1-mm2).
> With each new version it gets better, but I still can produce
> audio-skips.
> For music-hearing-pleasure I use xmms, it plays .oggs, .mp3s.
> With .mp3s I potentially get more skips than with .oggs.
> The skips occur while switching desktops in Gnome 2.2 with many windows
> open, or while marking the Desktop drawn by Nautilus with it's
> nice-looking shading square, or while starting large apps like the Gimp
> or Mozilla.
> Intersting though is that I'm not able to produce audio-skips for Mod's
> (.mt2, .xm, .it) in xmms.
> A switch from X to a VC and back also reproducibly produces a ~1.5
> seconds skip.
> System is as follows:
> Duron 1.3
> Elitegroup K7S5A
> WDC WD800BB-00CAA0
> Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02)
> nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev a1)
> And no, Xfree is not reniced :)
> I'm not on the list, so pleas Cc me on reply. Although I'm periodically
> reading the archives.
> Can I help somehow?

Please read the O*int threads.
It's probably Con's new scheduler that is causing these problems.
If you are using alsa, try the OSS emulation as it seems to help abit.

Christian Axelsson

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