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[Fwd: Re: [SLUG] Audio skipping on Ubuntu kernels]
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- Subject: [Fwd: Re: [SLUG] Audio skipping on Ubuntu kernels]
- From: James Gregory <james@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 16:43:06 +1000
Forgot to CC the list on this one.
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From: James Gregory <james@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Denis Crowdy <dcrowdy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Audio skipping on Ubuntu kernels
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 16:42:23 +1000
On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 16:15 +1000, Denis Crowdy wrote:
> 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).
> Might be helpful:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=136179 - particularly the last
> post with the suggested options to the kernel as:
> noapic nolapic pci=noacpi acpi=off quiet splash
> Although some of those would mess with power settings on a laptop
> wouldn't they?
Yeah, I'd prefer not to disable ACPI if I can get away with it. It's
also worth noting that this did work, on previous kernels, with ACPI.
The other thing about this is that it's solving the problem of the
sound-card not working at all, as opposed to that of it working, but
> Can you get jack working? Not very useful for general everyday Desktop
> sound granted but might indicate whether a driver or ALSA was at fault?
Hm. Similarly, disabling esd would tell me that. I might try disabling
esd some time later.
> Also, there is a low latency kernel that I use on this machine
> (although I can't say I've noticed better audio results). Might be
> worth a try.
Yeah, I'm currently using it, on the hope that it might help, but it
Thanks for your suggestions.
James Gregory -- http://codelore.com -- james@xxxxxxxxxxx