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Thread: [SOLVED] rhythmbox pulseaudio alsa alsa-oss hardy

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    [SOLVED] rhythmbox pulseaudio alsa alsa-oss hardy

    After several interesting months of attempting to have a flawless
    hardy installation of Hardy on a toshiba A70 (including a custom dsdt, several upgrades (backup working gusty and install) and several clean installs, following the various & sundry sound fixes etc, I have come to
    the conclusion that rhythmbox/alsa may actually have interrupt issues with ?? (touchpad/mouse devices both usb and ps2? , usb in general? ).
    Unfortunately due to the restricted bios on the A70, the actual hardware
    cannot be tweaked through the bios.

    Sound card atiixp (150) ac97 codec

    Totem movie player works fine
    under pulseaudio, alsa and alsa-oss sound settings

    so Rhythmbox should work fine too.
    Unfortunately under both Pulseaudio and Alsa (and anything other than OSS) a song will play for up to 30 seconds (ranges from 0-30 seconds song independent)and then rhythmbox waits (or hangs basically as it never returns)and has to be forced closed. Interestingly enough with sound set to
    OSS - Rhythmbox works albeit with the familiar crackles etc.

    i had issues in Gutsy with sound, but pulseaudio actually fixed them.

    this happens whether Compiz is enabled or not
    discrete mouse used or not
    wlan (atheros) enabled or not
    on battery or on a/c

    presently this is not a big issue as the OSS allows me functionality
    but i find more than passing strange that the Alsa does not work
    directly but through OSS compatibility.

    to reiterate i have done the various howto multimedia, sound etc found in
    these forums (also tried experimental versions from various other sites)
    reinstalled alsa from source, reinstalled alsa from hg etc no joy

    uptodate with latest hardy including proposed

    any thoughts would be welcome.

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    Re: rhythmbox pulseaudio alsa alsa-oss hardy

    having now installed alsa development version alsa-driver-1.0.17rc3 and associated files - sound is better - however rhythmbox -d yields

    [slider_moved_callback] rb-header.c:553: slider is not dragging
    to which there is a bug

    i can continually crash rhythmbox playback by holding the mouse button (default left in my case) on another window slider for a period of approx 2-10 seconds. however i do not have to force quit

    this behaviour is also exhibited using alsa only i have to force quit

    using oss does not do this - the song skips seconds now


    might be related to
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...io/+bug/228763

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    Re: rhythmbox pulseaudio alsa alsa-oss hardy

    being somewhat confused with this
    i have installed Audacious

    interestingly enough it is exhibiting the same behavior as Rhythmbox
    until i enabled "bypass all of signal processing if possible"

    so now i use Audacious

    guess not - it still can be affected too
    Last edited by FishRCynic; July 6th, 2008 at 08:43 PM. Reason: as i clicked save Audacious playback stopped

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    Re: rhythmbox pulseaudio alsa alsa-oss hardy

    i have fixed my issues to some degree

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=851608

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