I’m not sure who to turn to. I’m a bit of a newbie (not so much).
For the last few days (maybe after an update, but I’m not sure), there is a strange problem with audio playback. I thought at first it was audio, but now I’m not sure. Let me explain.
If I try playing a video file (smplayer) from a fresh boot, it works perfectly, for a while. Then audio starts getting corrupted. Noise here and there, video stops, and so on, until the stream just fails, mplayer crashes and I get this terrible noise (with a much higher volume than the video had, sounds like a-a-a-a-a…).
Tried with kaffeine and it’s the same. Tried changing audio output to alsa, oss, jack… it’s the same.
Also, sometimes when I’m typing, it suddenly stops updating and the last letter keeps repeatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttting.
The same problems when playing games in wine. Suddenly sound starts going bad until it crashes.
Same for youtube videos and so on. I thought it was an audio problem, but I put mplayer ao to null and I still get the freeze-ups.
It’s also not a KDE specific problem, same happens with Ice.
And finally, it’s not a hardware problem, because windows works perfectly (as well as windows can work, that is).
The last piece of the puzzle is that mythTV works surprisingly well. While it does have noise and slowdowns here and there, it doesn’t crash.
This are my specs:
Running: opensuse 11, KDE 4.1, everything updated. Using packman repo.
Processor: Intel duo 2.1Ghz
GPU: nvidia 8800 GT
Anything else I need to say?
Well, any help is much appreciated.