Re: Sound in 2.1.9x/X

Matthew Ahrens (
Mon, 4 May 1998 13:23:10 -0400 (EDT)

let me guess, are you using a Matrox video card? even if you are not, you
should look on for updates/patches for accellerated X. I
had exactly the same problem as you. however in XFree86 I had no problems.
I believe the problem has something to do with how the X server schedules
interrupts. I am using a Millenium 1 with 4mb WRAM, and after I got a
patch from the web site, it worked great. (no interruptions even under
heavy disk activity with IDE disks)

On Mon, 4 May 1998, A. Wik wrote:

> Gerhard Mack <> wrote...
> >On Fri, 1 May 1998, Vadim E. Kogan wrote:
> >
> >> I noticed weird problem:
> >> some activitie in X result in a short timeouts in playing MP3.
> >> For example each new line that comes from server in BitchX in xterm,
> >> scrolling in netscape, etc. But editing some file, other activities do
> >> nothing.
> >> I don't remember when that started, but my guess would be that it's
> >> because of
> >> kernel (2.1.9x) or AccelX (Multihead). If any1 had this kind of problems
> >> - tell me plz.
> >
> >It seems to be cpu related, if you really want make the mp3s do that, try
> >recompiling a kernel with an mp3 going. Or using some effects in gimp.
> I've done that with several kernels, but I've had to modify mpg123
> (Michael Hipp's mp3 player) to use real-time priority. Disk-intensive
> tasks such as tar can *still* cause short interruptions.

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