Sound skipping problems

Sebastiaan van Erk sebster at
Tue Nov 8 08:26:26 PST 2005

Ok, well I got SOMETHING...

First of all, I had to start using all 5 channels before any sound came 
out. At that moment, a weird distorted version of *all* channels started 
coming out of the speakers and I killed the audio thingies 1 by 1. The 
sound quality is really lousy - a kind of hissing crackling sound is in 
the songs (mostly drums/metal guitar, voice seems not to be affected as 
much). Tweaking the sysctl's had no effect that I could discern.

I also got the following errors in dmesg:

pcm0:slave:3: play interrupt timeout, channel dead
pcm0:slave:4: play interrupt timeout, channel dead


Ariff Abdullah wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 14:05:15 +0100
> Sebastiaan van Erk <sebster at> wrote:
>>Still no sound no. Any application: mpg321, musicpd, whatever.
>>The application does not exit with an error, in fact it just says
>>that  it's playing. The *ONLY* difference that I can detect is that
>>there is  no sound coming out of the speakers. Doing a cvsup, make
>>kernel, reboot  (and nothing else) causes the sound to come back
> How about one of these:
> 1) hw.snd.slave_enabled -> 0 or 1
> 2) hw.snd.pcm0.spdif_enabled -> 0 or 1
> 3) Play anything as many as possible *concurrently* until something
>    comes up (note: at most you can play 5).
> --
> Ariff Abdullah
> (IPv6/IPv4)
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