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Bug 155421 - distorted esd sounds on ICH5 hardware
distorted esd sounds on ICH5 hardware
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: esound (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John (J5) Palmieri
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Reported: 2005-04-20 03:33 EDT by Marius Andreiana
Modified: 2013-03-13 00:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-20 17:06:01 EDT
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Description Marius Andreiana 2005-04-20 03:33:09 EDT
GNOME sounds and xmms with esd output plugin make distorted sounds.
Switching xmms to alsa and ogg123 in command line work ok.

My hardware on i865 chipset motherboard:
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER
(ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-8IPE1000/8KNXP motherboard
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 0
        Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 9
        Region 0: I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
        Region 1: I/O ports at e000 [size=64]
        Region 2: Memory at f8181000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
        Region 3: Memory at f8182000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

I have these modules loaded automatically by kernel:
# lsmod|grep snd
snd_intel8x0           34689  1
snd_ac97_codec         75960  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss            51185  0
snd_mixer_oss          17728  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm               100041  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              33477  1 snd_pcm
snd                    57157  8
soundcore              10913  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          9669  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm

Replicable: 100%
esdplay /usr/share/sounds/gaim/receive.wav

This works ok:
play /usr/share/sounds/gaim/receive.wav

Fedora-test-list thread suggested alsa's dmix as an alternative, could this be
the default and drop esd?

Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-04-20 17:06:01 EDT
We default to ALSA by default though with dmix disabled for some reason.  Might
want to file a bug against alsa.  As for the esd you will need to file this
Comment 2 Marius Andreiana 2005-04-21 00:54:11 EDT
Filled upstream alsa bug report here:

About defaulting to alsa, GNOME still uses esd. This can be checked in
Preferences - Sound, the box "Enable sound server startup" is checked. 
Comment 3 Marius Andreiana 2005-04-21 06:27:40 EDT
I added a new user for testing and esd isn't started by default. However,
without this option checked, one cannot select "Sounds for events".

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