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Re: [Openvortex-dev] au8830 test results

From: Jeff Muizelaar
Subject: Re: [Openvortex-dev] au8830 test results
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 21:33:35 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 19 Apr 2003, Will DeRousse wrote:

> Just an initial run down of the au8830 driver as of today:
> I heard sound in KDE reliably for the first time in years. THANKS!
> cdp,cdplay,play,ogg123,mpg123,arts,ecasound,audacity,sweep,xmms and xine all 
> worked great for the most part.
> jackd runs, which means the driver/card meets a minimal quality (jack doesn't 
> run on crap sound cards or drivers).
> There were some exceptions:
> 1.) If the system was under fairly heavy load, you could cause a _slight_ 
> popping to occur (for me it switching from console back to X). It was nothing 
> compared to the old binary driver.
> 2.) I have to manually modprobe snd-pcm-oss. I have ALSA setup the same way 
> on my laptop which does not have the problem.
> 3.) Running mpg123 over and over and over will cause the chipmunks to 
> reappear.

Yeah I see this as well. Seeking in xmms seems to provoke it.

> 4.) sweep can be noisy.

This could be from starting and stoping (I didn't test, I am assuming the
problems happen while seeking???). The binary driver would quickly fade
the mixer on and off...

> 5.) jackd displays "xrun of at least .2xx ms" where xx is a two digit number. 
> I don't know if thats normal or not. I haven't used jack much.
> 6.) The effects for sox were horrible, I dunno if that's the driver or sox. 
> LADSPA and ecasound filters worked.
> Will
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