while playing any sounds in Suse 11.1 it is choppy like every few seconds it sounds like a skip on a cd. i have a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 and it has had perfect sound in the past with other distro’s and also with earlier versions of Suse.
from what i have been readin all morning it probably has something to do with pulse audio.
all i want is my sound so is there a way to just go back to the drivers and what not that all this used to work on?
there is a really easy fix to this as i was having the same problem and couldn’t figure it out.
dropped Suse went to Fedora and figured it out while messing around, so i went back to Suse 11.1
and boom it worked for Suse as well…
i prefer vim but you can use any editor that your confortable with to edit the file:
look for a line that says:
add this to the end of it tsched=0 so that it looks like this in the default.pa file
load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0
that should fix your problem don’t forget to rebewt the system after making those changes.
need i remind you to make a backup of any file before editing it? just to be safe.
p.s. all your doing is deactivating the supposed glitch-free setting in pulseaudio. hope this helps
meh now if i could only figure out how to get 5.1 surround working i would be set.
Thanks for that. Upon reading your post, I noted this thread in the fedora project: Features/GlitchFreeAudio - FedoraProject
… according to that page, the PulseAudio sound server has been rewritten to use timer-based audio scheduling instead of the traditional interrupt-driven approach. Timer-based scheduling may expose issues in some Alsa drivers. To turn timer-based scheduling off, one follows the recommendation you posted.
Try going to YaST > Hardware > Sound > Other > Volume and move the PCM and Master volume controls far to the right. Then close YaST. Then go to your mixer, and lower the volume level in your Master/PCM volume and see if that helps.
Nope, like a fireplace. I think mic is off, In the sound-other section it was set to zero. Had some problems with sound up until now. I actually only discovered Suse because I spent two days trying to manuall install the realtek driver in Ubuntu!
Yup! Got that, what I meant was that mic is set to zero. -Sound in “YaST > Hardware > Sound > Other > Volume” is max. -Mixer is low. -Distortion is unchanged.
No problems with music or dvd, just that game and its rather primitive yet haunting track (midi?).