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[RE: [SLUG] Sound vs. Mouse - Troubleshooting Approach?]
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- Subject: [RE: [SLUG] Sound vs. Mouse - Troubleshooting Approach?]
- From: Tom <tomdeckert@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Sep 11 13:32:02 2002
Sent this out last night, but just noticed I'd only sent it only to
Marty and not to the Slug list proper. Have made progress in
reproducibility, but not enough to say 'consistently reproducible'.
Thanks to Conrad for the Linux Audio Quality HOWTO pointer.
I've come to agree with Jamie that it isn't the mouse - I think
the intermittent timing of it lead me to make that guess. (i.e.
often was doing something mouse related when sound stopped/started.)
Thanks Marty and Jan,
Just spent the evening watching TV (just to troubleshoot of course)
and the problem was between intermittent and extremely intermittent
instead of the other night's fairly common.
To Jan's email, 1) yes it is a TV tuner card with a cable connecting the
'audio out' of the tuner card to the 'line in' of the sound card. Lots
of jiggling shows it isn't the physical connection. 2) Believe it or
not, I've not played around with mp3's - I'll try that next.
3) Regarding screen changes, while writing this email I got xawtv
to lose sound for the first time in the past hour, and *this* *time*
(i.e. not true in the general case, though I *have* seen the behaviour
before) somehow I had 'pulsating' redrawing of all my windows happening.
But no, I did not notice that the TV window title was changing.
To Marty's email, thanks for the /proc/interrupts tip - it showed that
I do not have a conflict. (I love the /proc file system - just wish I
could remember it's there when I need it.)
All in all, so far I am completely unable to reproduce this reliably,
which is what I'll try to do first.
Thanks for the help.
> Hi Tom,
> Sounds possibly interrupt related... or something else, like software which
> runs every X minutes etc...
> if you do a 'cat /proc/interrupts' you'll get a list of whats on where. I
> don't suppose your sound card/TV card/mouse are sharing an IRQ somewhere?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tom [mailto:tomdeckert@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 5:27 PM
> > To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [SLUG] Sound vs. Mouse - Troubleshooting Approach?
> > Hi Cool Linux People,
> > I don't think I can provide enough information to allow people
> > to come up with definitive answers, so I'm more asking how I might
> > approach troubleshooting this problem.
> > When displaying TV on my PC, xawtv loses sound after
> > a relatively short period of time. Oddly enough, it appears to me to
> > be related to my mouse. I've not played with it overly much, but a
> > small tap on the mouse usually brings sound back, with superstition
> > leading me to prefer X axis motion over Y axis motion. Occasionally
> > I have to give it a few tries, sometime interspersed with vigorous
> > mouse action. If all else fails, restarting xawtv always works.
> > I've not seen this behaviour for playing CD's, window manager bells
> > and chimes, or anywhere else. (Lack of
> > kernel/distro/sound-card/tv-tuner-card etc...
> > details is intentional, as I don't know what is important!)
> > Could this be related to interrupts??
> > Tips for approaching troubleshooting this?
> > Know of any good Linux sound FAQ's?
> > Thanks,
> > Tom
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