FC4 looking good

Christopher Blizzard blizzard at redhat.com
Thu Jun 9 00:14:25 UTC 2005

Yeah, I see all those symptoms as well.


Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 09:57 -0400, Christopher Blizzard wrote:
>>I dunno - sound is pretty hosed on my laptop.  I imagine that others are 
>>suffering as well.  Apps like rhythmbox and xmms will sometimes just 
>>start playing garbage, skipping through to the end of a song very quickly.
> this is dmix.  dmix is hosed for a lot of people currently.  On my
> laptop, it can do any of the following after a short time (say, 5 min)
> of music playing:
> a) scramble the sound completely (similar to what you just said)
> b) stop playing, use no CPU
> c) stop playing, use 100% CPU
> Other people I've polled on this using FC3 and FC4 test releases have
> had the same issues - though not necessarily all three.
> I've discussed this with some people directly on IRC.  I've discussed
> this with some people at GUADEC as well, but I can't figure out if FC4
> is going to ship with dmix turned on by default.  I don't really know
> for sure either who is "responsible" at redhat for this part of the
> stack - though I have some likely suspects I maybe should target :)
> Anyway, here is a strong warning against it - it is just not ready yet
> for a lot of drivers.  Stuff needs to be fixed first, and clueful people
> need to look at the problem.
> Thomas
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