Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118340
xmms playback skips when running other programs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
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Description of problem:
Xmms playback skips when I run other programs, particularly when I
open mozilla. The skips occur extemely often when I try to listen to
music in the background while performing other tasks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Play a song in XMMS
2. Open Mozilla
Actual Results: .25-1 second skips in song playback
Expected Results: no skipping
This bug is similar to #100422 except I have the same problem in
This is really related to kernel scheduling more than anything else.
I noticed that this is related with platform -- Athlon systems are
experiencing skip/pause in playback; notable when disk is accessed.
On Intel system, with less memory (1/4) and less MHz (1/2) XMMS is
playing everything without problems.
Is xmms running at normal priority?
It happens also to me on an INTEL system 512 Mb RAM, centrino 1.5 Ghz
But it is not only a skip but a completely paused when disk is accessed with
The annoying thing is that the only way to reenable sound is pause/play the song
or start a new one. The sound does not return after accesing the disk is finished.
It had never happened before with FC3
xmms running with priority -2 in my system. No error message found.
It happens with all fedora fc4 kernels and latest vanilla kernel.
See related bug
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