STEP-7: Pulseaudio problems

I can give more details as needed. It’s a long story but helping revive an old PC with openssue 11.3 gnome and all is well except for the choppy or very fast sound.
in
SDB:Audio troubleshooting - openSUSE
step 7 there is a fix to try for choppy or skipping sound

To turn timer-based scheduling off, replace the line

load-module module-hal-detect

in /etc/pulse/default.pa by

load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0

The trouble is in my /etc/pulse/default.pa doesn’t have that line and the closet I have is

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)

is this line I need to change or am I missing a package etc; and what information would be helpful.
cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.22.1.
cat /proc/asound/modules
0 snd_emu10k1x
cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Live ]: EMU10K1X - Dell Sound Blaster Live!
Dell Sound Blaster Live! at 0xe8c0 irq 18

There should be a section which starts with

Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available

.ifexists module-hal-detect.so
load-module module-hal-detect
.else

Alternatively use the static hardware detection module (for systems that

lack HAL support)

load-module module-detect
.endif

and you can add your modification to line 3…

having said that, i’ve been down the road you are on and the emu10k driver just doesn’t seem compatible with pulse… and you should examine and bookmark this page for when you are about to pull your hair out:

How to Remove Pulseaudio in OpenSUSE 11.2 GNOME

good luck :slight_smile:

Solved my sound issues by installing the latest drivers…

I haven’t had a chance to try much on this issue. I have had to remove pulse before and choose just to use KDE. I will try updating alsa if it isn’t already up to date.

My line reads in /etc/pulse/default.pa

Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available

.ifexists module-udev-detect.so
load-module module-udev-detect
.else

Alternatively use the static hardware detection module (for systems that

lack udev support)

load-module module-detect
.endif

Is the suggestion in step 7 still related to this issue of choppy or fast sound with my /etc/pulse/default.pa output ?