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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (Win95; I)
Description of problem:
any sound that is played (with mpg123, play..) sounds like it's beeing played like a record that is running slow on a siemens nixdorf scenic
mobile 300 laptop with an ess 1888 chip. The soundsample in sndconfig however, does sound good! No errors are
reported, and no system hangups.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure the sound (which goes ok)
2. use mpg123 or play to produce any sound
Actual Results: the sound plays, but described as above.
Expected Results: a normal sound playing at the normal pace
Try adding the 'esstype=1888' module command line parameter.
I tried that, but still it doesn't work. :(
I don't know if this is related but on my via686a soundcard on a K7-500MHz
running Roswell, the sound is playing a little fast. It is quite noticable when
playing mpeg movies using plaympeg. The sound becaomes unsynchronized and ends
long before the video.
Playing the same mpegs under previous versions of 7.x seemed to be OK though.
The problem with the ESS chip is a driver detection issue; you can try
esstype=(any of 688,1688,1788,1888) to see if it improves it.