Bug 855405 - Jack-audio - digital-noise struggle on recent kernels (3.4.x and up)
Jack-audio - digital-noise struggle on recent kernels (3.4.x and up)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: jack-audio-connection-kit (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Orcan Ogetbil
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-09-07 12:04 EDT by LaKing
Modified: 2013-08-01 02:09 EDT (History)
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Description LaKing 2012-09-07 12:04:57 EDT
Description of problem:

Jack applications struggle with audio on low-level, producing digital noise made up of little samples of the audio that is supposed to be played back.

This malfunction appears on Fedora 17, starting with kernel 3.4.x. audible on  Echo's Gina24 PCI soundcard. jackdmp 1.9.8

Kernel 3.3.4 is working as expected, playing back sound clearly and error free.
Kernel 3.5.3 is not working with jack, oversampled output, slowing down the transport on the timeline of Ardour. Sound struggles. 

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a clean installation of Fedora 17, install ardour, verify functionality on kernel 3.3.4.
2. Update the system. Test again with kernel 3.3.4.
3. Start with kernel 3.5.3, start ardour with the Gina24 soundcard.
Actual results: The Gina24 soundcard playback is unusable in Jack applications.

Expected results: The Gina should playback as smooth as always.

Additional info: Pulsaudio, ALSA work well on all kernels. But no jack-based application works. No clear error messages.
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