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Re: soundcard access



On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 12:22 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> Max Kanat-Alexander <max_list fedorafaq org> wrote:
> 
> > 	I think that KT133A is your problem. I have a KT133, and they have
> > 	a famous interrupt problem. That is, at least with my M-Audio Delta 44,
> > unless I set the PCI Latency to 0 and turn off PCI Delayed Transaction
> > in the BIOS, I get crackle, crackle, crackle.
> 
> Can these parameters be set from a running system in some way, or must this
> be done on powerup/reset?

	You have to do it in the BIOS, usually.

> Yes, I had that too, with my SB16 (ISA! Yay!) under Win2k (and Linux), if
> the card was using 16bit DMA. 8bit DMA fixed that.
> 
> The current card is an "Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI" (Soundblaster 128 or
> something like that), and it worked just fine with win2k (while I had
> that), and with Linux, too, as long as the OSS drivers were used. ALSA
> inevitably starts to crackle after a while.

	Yep, sounds similar to my problem (except that I never could use OSS,
because it doesn't support my soundcard). 

	I find that forcing ESD to use 48,000 Hz also helps, sometimes, for
some odd reason.

	-Max



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