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#1 2005-04-12 17:05:40

jeezus84
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Registered: 2005-04-07
Posts: 14

artsd & alsa causing CPU overload

Hiya.

I've been having this problem with artsd and alsa since I installed Arch. In KDE 3.4, artsd tends to use most of my CPU cycles whenever I have 'autodetect', OR 'Advanced Linux Sound Architecture' selected under Control Panel.

I tried installing and selecting Enlightenment Sound System for kicks, and it gets rid of the artsd problem, but nothing comes out of my speakers.

Alsa is compiled as a module. `lsmod` outputs the following:

jeezus84@theMotherland ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
smbfs                  70264  2
DAC960                 75304  0
ide_floppy             20096  0
sr_mod                 19108  0
i915                   83988  3
arc4                    2432  1
ieee80211_crypt_wep     5888  1
eth1394                21768  0
ohci_hcd               23816  0
ohci1394               35844  0
ieee1394              111928  2 eth1394,ohci1394
ipw2200               146952  0
ieee80211              41540  1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt         6788  3 ieee80211_crypt_wep,ipw2200,ieee80211
b44                    24068  0
mii                     5888  1 b44
snd_intel8x0m          19780  0
snd_intel8x0           34592  2
snd_ac97_codec         78560  2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss            57124  0
snd_mixer_oss          21376  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm               101764  5 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              27524  1 snd_pcm
snd                    59620  10 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore              11104  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         10500  3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_i801                9100  0
i2c_core               23552  1 i2c_i801
ehci_hcd               35588  0
usbhid                 35712  0
uhci_hcd               34832  0
usbcore               126200  5 ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd,usbhid,uhci_hcd
intelfb                32004  0
joydev                 10816  0
tsdev                   8384  0
evdev                  10240  1
rtc                    13384  0
nls_cp437               6272  2
vfat                   15104  2
fat                    43296  1 vfat
jeezus84@theMotherland ~ $    

So what's the deal? I've read all of the 'CPU overload' posts, but none of them have helped me so far.

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#2 2005-04-13 12:33:03

jeezus84
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Registered: 2005-04-07
Posts: 14

Re: artsd & alsa causing CPU overload

help me.. please. my mp3's are going un-listened-to, and my games unplayed. sitting in silence really sucks.

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#3 2005-04-18 17:30:50

JGC
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Registered: 2003-12-03
Posts: 1,659

Re: artsd & alsa causing CPU overload

Use OSS output, the emulation of OSS is far superior to the alsa protocol implementation many programs use.

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#4 2005-04-18 17:48:24

LB06
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2003-10-29
Posts: 435

Re: artsd & alsa causing CPU overload

JGC wrote:

Use OSS output, the emulation of OSS is far superior to the alsa protocol implementation many programs use.

Do you have a source for this? I can't notice any difference between the two soundsystems.

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#5 2005-04-18 20:25:56

JGC
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Registered: 2003-12-03
Posts: 1,659

Re: artsd & alsa causing CPU overload

With GStreamer I am getting used to fucked up sound when selecting alsa plugin. The advantage of OSS over Alsa is that it's multi-platform, and not linux specific. OSS is an ancient standard that always works, while Alsa is continuously in development.

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#6 2005-04-18 20:44:50

shadowhand
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From: MN, USA
Registered: 2004-02-19
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Re: artsd & alsa causing CPU overload

jeezus84 wrote:

help me.. please. my mp3's are going un-listened-to, and my games unplayed. sitting in silence really sucks.

Try Xfce while you wait?


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