Re: sound choking with trident driver (SiS 7018)

From: Roger Gammans (
Date: Fri Aug 16 2002 - 06:25:47 EST

On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 12:54:03PM +0200, Jurgen Kramer wrote:
> I have just tried the driver from 2.4.20pre2. No change in behavior. The
> sound still chokes every few seconds. Any ideas what might cause this
> problem? It doesn't have to be the sound driver.
> I will give 2.5 another go.


I've seen this behavour on windwows as well. (I don't have any
linux desktops with the chipset atm. Servers yes - but we don't
normally install sound drivers on severs ;-)).

The machines I see this on are Athlon 1600XP with SIS5513 chipset
and an AMI bios.

Over in 'dozeland the problem was fixed by turning IDE DMA off, I
had characterised the problem as being due to I/o bandwidth
starvation, possibly due to a poorly set up DMAC. But given it
was doze I couldn't really investigate.

Phaps 2.5 IDE changes are more relavant.

Does information this help? ;-).

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