Choppy or no sound output 11.3 KDE fresh install.

A fresh install of 11.3 64 KDE 4.4 some packman stuff installed. Some broken as no current 64 bit libs or funky packman situation currently.

CD audio is choppy. No mp3 playback though support is installed.

flamebait@linux-o1w2:~> rpm -qa '*alsa*' #
flamebait@linux-o1w2:~> rpm -qa '*pulse*' #
 flamebait@linux-o1w2:~> rpm -q libasound2 #

flamebait@linux-o1w2:~> uname -a #
Linux linux-o1w2 #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-10-07 19:07:51 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Never mind I am wiping this install. Something is horribly wrong with it and has been from the start.

:question: :\

Good luck in your re-install. Next time, please advise:
(1) what type of audio CD you are trying to play ? Commercial ? Home-brew ?
(2) exactly what application you are trying to play the CD with ? Version? Packager? (if more than one application, provide details on each).

opensuse 11.3 gnome.

I have problem with audio. Its choppy sound. I have readed official “Audio troubleshooting” and found next:

A possible fix to choppy / skipping sound

The PulseAudio sound server was written to use timer-based audio scheduling instead of the traditional interrupt-driven approach. This is the approach that is taken by other systems such as Apples CoreAudio and the Windows Vista audio subsystem and has a number of advantages, not the least in reduced power consumption, minimization of drop-outs and flexible adjustment of the latency to the needs of the application. However, timer-based scheduling may expose issues in some Alsa drivers. To turn timer-based scheduling off, replace the line load-module module-hal-detect in /etc/pulse/ by load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0

but in my /etc/pulse/ there is no load-module module-hal-detect.

PLEASE help me!

mine /etc/pulse/

#!/usr/bin/pulseaudio -nF

This file is part of PulseAudio.

PulseAudio is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it

under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by

the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or

(at your option) any later version.

PulseAudio is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but

WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of


General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License

along with PulseAudio; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,

Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA.

This startup script is used only if PulseAudio is started per-user

(i.e. not in system mode)


Load something into the sample cache

#load-sample-lazy x11-bell /usr/share/sounds/gtk-events/activate.wav
#load-sample-lazy pulse-hotplug /usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav
#load-sample-lazy pulse-coldplug /usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav
#load-sample-lazy pulse-access /usr/share/sounds/generic.wav


Automatically restore the volume of streams and devices

load-module module-device-restore
load-module module-stream-restore
load-module module-card-restore

Automatically augment property information from .desktop files

stored in /usr/share/application

load-module module-augment-properties

Load audio drivers statically (it’s probably better to not load

these drivers manually, but instead use module-hal-detect –

see below – for doing this automatically)

#load-module module-alsa-sink
#load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0
#load-module module-oss device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-oss-mmap device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-null-sink
#load-module module-pipe-sink

Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available

load-module module-udev-detect

Alternatively use the static hardware detection module (for systems that

lack udev support)

load-module module-detect

Automatically load driver modules for Bluetooth hardware

load-module module-bluetooth-discover

Load several protocols

load-module module-esound-protocol-unix
load-module module-native-protocol-unix

Network access (may be configured with paprefs, so leave this commented

here if you plan to use paprefs)

#load-module module-esound-protocol-tcp
#load-module module-native-protocol-tcp
#load-module module-zeroconf-publish

Load the RTP reciever module (also configured via paprefs, see above)

#load-module module-rtp-recv

Load the RTP sender module (also configured via paprefs, see above)

#load-module module-null-sink sink_name=rtp format=s16be channels=2 rate=44100 description=“RTP Multicast Sink”
#load-module module-rtp-send source=rtp.monitor

Load additional modules from GConf settings. This can be configured with the paprefs tool.

Please keep in mind that the modules configured by paprefs might conflict with manually

loaded modules.

load-module module-gconf

Automatically restore the default sink/source when changed by the user during runtime

load-module module-default-device-restore

Automatically move streams to the default sink if the sink they are

connected to dies, similar for sources

load-module module-rescue-streams

Make sure we always have a sink around, even if it is a null sink.

load-module module-always-sink

Honour intended role device property

load-module module-intended-roles

Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long

load-module module-suspend-on-idle

If autoexit on idle is enabled we want to make sure we only quit

when no local session needs us anymore.

load-module module-console-kit

Enable positioned event sounds

load-module module-position-event-sounds

Cork music streams when a phone stream is active

load-module module-cork-music-on-phone

X11 modules should not be started from so that one daemon

can be shared by multiple sessions.

Load X11 bell module

#load-module module-x11-bell sample=bell-windowing-system

Register ourselves in the X11 session manager

#load-module module-x11-xsmp

Publish connection data in the X11 root window

#load-module module-x11-publish

Make some devices default

#set-default-sink output
#set-default-source input