Hi, since I experimented with the sound of the MB (nForce2 MCP not Soundstorm) I cannot get a clear sound while listening music. There are plenty of noise and cracks.
I went back to the Sound Blaster Live! and now I got a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, but the problem persists. However Rhythmbox works fine. What can be the problem?
Mmmm, sometimes it seems to me that there is saturation when using Rhythmbox, but I cannot say for sure...
the problem started about 2-3 days ago and i have no idea
what output plugin do you use in xmms?
rhythmbox uses, i think, esd - xmms also have esound output
what kernel? (if(2.4)what alsa version?)
The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.
I use alsa for xmms. The kernel is "Linux version 18.104.22.168 (root@earth) (gcc version 3.4.1)".
Both rhythmbox and xmms seem to me to saturate at high frequencies and the quality of the sound is kind of harsh. It should not happen with and Audigy 2 ZS (I hope ).
In W2k Doom III, music & sounds play fine, but I will test RealPlayer & Creative MediaSource today to discard hardware problems, but it happened with the Live! as well.
It happens more in downloaded mp3, but I it also happens in ripped ones although not so hard. I have recently switched to my old speakers Cambridge 4.1 to play Doom III properly (after going back to the Sb Live! from the AC97 codec and before installing th Audigy). Could it have something to do with the problem perhaps?
Name : alsa-lib
Version : 1.0.6-1
I do not use alsa-driver since the kernel 2.6 do not requires it.
snd_emu10k1 102920 6
snd_rawmidi 26660 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_seq_device 8584 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 71684 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_util_mem 5120 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 9988 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm_oss 57384 0
snd_pcm 104708 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 12168 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_timer 28164 1 snd_pcm
snd_mixer_oss 20992 3 snd_pcm_oss
snd 60260 17 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_util_mem,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss
soundcore 11104 3 snd
W2k works perfect.
Well, maybe is a matter of keeping the slides at medium level so as not to saturate the software and using the external amplifier's volume control...