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Re: Sound is gone



On Wednesday 29 July 2009 18:53:15 Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 July 2009 18:32:52 jack craig wrote:
> > On 07/29/2009 10:17 AM, Antonio M wrote:
> > > after latest updates, any sound application when palys streams from
> > > the net crashes after a short time.
> > > No idea what is causing such a problem
> >
> > explore recent threads, look at your /var/log/messages and see if our
> > recent discovery is also your problem?
> >
> > i have a work around if you are getting alsa bug reports in your
> > messages file.
> >
> > hth, jackc...
>
> How about a clue, Jack?  So much hokum has been talked that I've been
> skipping the sound threads, particularly as everything else plays
> correctly.  I thought or a moment that I was going to get a whole track
> played (my problem is in amarok, but exactly the same as the rhythmbox
> one).  This is what happened:
>
> Jul 29 18:45:33 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: ratelimit.c: 7106 events
> suppressed
> Jul 29 18:45:33 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: alsa-sink.c: Increasing
> minimal latency to 56.00 ms
> Jul 29 18:48:26 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: alsa-sink.c: Increasing
> wakeup watermark to 46.00 ms
> Jul 29 18:48:31 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: ratelimit.c: 6194 events
> suppressed
> Jul 29 18:48:36 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: ratelimit.c: 6014 events
> suppressed
> Jul 29 18:48:38 anne-laptop kernel: kio_thumbnail[808]: segfault at 1320 ip
> 00a4f1de sp bfa0848c error 4 in libgcc_s-4.4.0-20090506.so.1[a2e000+2a000]
> ^C
>
> The moment of the 'Increasing wakeup watermark' message is when it started
> to race and crackle.
>
> Is this what you were expecting to see?  I so, what's the workaround?
>
> Just out of curiosity, I'll do the same experiment while playing it in
> kaffeine, as I have never seen it happen there.  It will be interesting to
> see whether the same messages appear.
>
Yes, in kaffeine the same thing happened.  Everything was going swimmingly 
until

Jul 29 18:58:51 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: ratelimit.c: 4191 events 
suppressed
Jul 29 18:58:51 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: alsa-sink.c: Increasing wakeup 
watermark to 56.00 ms
Jul 29 18:58:56 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: ratelimit.c: 6390 events 
suppressed
Jul 29 18:59:01 anne-laptop pulseaudio[26616]: ratelimit.c: 5688 events 
suppressed

So it's an alsa bug?

Anne
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