[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio, snd-hda-intel issues solved.

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Jul 22 12:30:06 PDT 2008

On Tue, 22.07.08 12:17, Sean McNamara (smcnam at gmail.com) wrote:

> I have an ICH8-based snd-hda-intel card in my ThinkPad X61. In
> addition to the latest GIT alsa, I am using the latest GIT pulseaudio.
> Although I had some issues getting it to run system-wide, I haven't
> unearthed any distortion or static yet! I have just been using
> Rhythmbox, Flash, and Pidgin as my main PA clients (or ALSA<->PA, as
> the case may be) -- the only thing I notice is that most streams,
> except paplay which is always perfect, have a brief dropout at the
> beginning. It isn't a periodic dropout, I played a 10 minute long MP3
> and indeed, the only dropout for the duration of the stream was at the
> beginning! I tried fiddling with fragment sizes in daemon.conf after I
> experienced this problem, but haven't had any luck yet.

The relevance of the frag sizes from daemon.conf is rather minimal
when you use glitch-free PA. 

Could you check if the problem goes away if you pass tsched=0 to the
alsa-sink module? (this disables glitch-free, and reverts to classic


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