Re: [linux-audio-user] clicks and pops

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] clicks and pops
From: Brian Redfern (
Date: Wed Nov 20 2002 - 06:50:07 EET

Under "cd properties" its possible to change the settings, but I think I
should be trying another window manager. Redhat 8.0 is a nice gui, but for
audio it just kills teh low latency, from reading other people's posts it
looks like Gunter Giger is using debian with the 2.5.44 test kernel with
alsa compiled into the kernel and has had good results there. I have to
run stuff as root with the low latency patch on my fast laptop to get low
latency with Redhat 8.0. I had switched from Suse to Redhat, but now I'm
really thinking about moving to Debian, at least on the desktop, from what
I read on the Demudi that gives you a low latency system with the default
install, and its rapidly getting mature enough to be usable.

On 19 Nov 2002, Jack O'Quin wrote:

> Brian Redfern <> writes:
> > Sound intertesting, I'm using an Audiophile 24/96 card, not sure if its an
> > issue with the ice driver, but it sounds like the real culprit is Redhat
> > 8.0's gnome, while its nice to have easy cut and paste I think I may have
> > a better time getting things to work with windowmaker rather than using
> > gnome or kde. Redhat tries to force you into using one or the other, I'm
> > going to have to download Dmudi more than likely, and I'll let people know
> > how that goes. Its good to know that its not a hardware issue, though.
> Mark's suggestion, dumping GNOME, is probably the easiest approach.
> But, if you really want to follow the Red Hat Way, it may be possible
> to tame the noisier parts of GNOME. The main culprit appears to be
> the GNOME desktop, which periodically scans the CD-ROM to see if a CD
> has been inserted. Turning this off may help quite a bit.
> Unfortunately, I don't have any specific directions handy.
> If you haven't already seen it, take a careful look at the Linux Audio
> Users Low-Latency HOWTO:
> Tuning Linux PC hardware and software for low-latency audio is a bit
> of a black art. But, there's a good deal of experience on this list
> and some helpful people, so don't give up. Keep us posted on what you
> learn so others can benefit from it, too.
> --
> Jack O'Quin
> Austin, Texas, USA

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