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Re: FC5 (lack of) quality



Dnia 14-04-2006, pią o godzinie 22:37 +0300, Marius Andreiana
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> * window borders disappear sometimes and then all GNOME freezes. It's
> possible to go to console with alt+Fn and kill some processes, but no
> effect. X must be killed and restarted.
This happened every time I tried to minimize XMMS without WM
decorations. Try:
rpm -Fvh
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/5/i386/metacity-2.14.2-1.fc5.2.i386.rpm
I don't know what's stopping it from being pushed to updates
(non-testing), works for me (at the moment ;)) and the crashes are gone.

> * once any application trying to output sound (including play on command
> line) hanged (must use kill -9). Rebooting fixed it.
XMMS suspected again :)
Every time any program is playing something with OSS emulation (most
likely the Flash plugin or mplayerplug-in with its default setting (hint
to Anvil or someone other from livna)) and XMMS wants to play using ALSA
device "default", something weird happens - XMMS correctly (or not -
where's dmix when we need it?) reports it cannot play, but then locks
ALSA "default" - hanging every other program until I close XMMS. In my
case, I wouldn't even notice because I use hw:0,1 in XMMS anyhow, but
there are people using "default" and someone let me know.

So, the first thing is fixed in updates-testing and the other, well, for
me it's not only XMMS' fault - blocking of whole ALSA (e.g. sox -t alsa
default - that's what `play` runs) when there's one OSS ABI program
playing (sox -t ossdsp /dev/dsp on another vt) - even if my sound card
has hardware mixing - is wrong.

Lam

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