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Re: [SLUG] Audio skipping on Ubuntu kernels


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I have only 1GB of RAM and a 2GB swap. My scaling governor is set to
ondemand and I don't have a problem with audio (playing oggs on vlc)
skipping with disk IO and ftp happening simultaneously.
My kernel is  2.6.20-16-generic on Ubuntu 7.04.
Do the files work properly when they are the only thing running?

Heracles

Scott Ragen wrote:
> slug-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 01/08/2007 03:05:49 PM:
> 
>> On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 13:31 +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 13:27 +1000, James Gregory wrote:
>>>> Hey guys,
>>>>
>>>> I've found that playback of music on my laptop has this horrible,
>>>> horrible tendency to "skip" (by which I mean that the music stops 
> for
>>>> some fraction of a second) extremely frequently. This has only been
>>>> occurring since Ubuntu's -generic kernels came in (I forget which
>>>> version that was).
>>> I'd check your disk is using dma; PIO disk IO is a great way to turn
>>> your laptop into a snail.
> This might be way off, but I had intermittant freezing problems with the 
> kernel using cpufreq ondemand governor.
> To see what govenor is used, try
> # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor
> 
> Try setting it to performance if its anything but.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Scott
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