Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 08:54:06 -0500
From: Neal Becker <ndbecker2(a)gmail.com>
Subject: snd_atiixp oss sound choppy
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I find realplayer unusable on this hardware. Alsa sound works fine, but
realplay uses oss. The sound is unusable, because it is so choppy. I
tried kde control-center/sound system, and tried setting a larger buffer,
but no good.
I have quite a few other computers with different sound hardware on which
the exact same test works fine.
1. If you have less than 512m memory in the affected box increase to at
2. Look into the interrupt structure (and bus master issues) on your PCI
bus. Perhaps the sound HW has a lot of competition??
3. Consider using "nice" to make the soud applications and drivers have more
access to the processor time.
4. Install a low latency kernal (see: