Hi, I have a Dell Latitude CPi D266XT, which has a Crystal Semiconductor
4237B sound card. I've been running various incarnations of RedHat on
it for a few years, but I recently got a bigger hard disk and installed
RedHat 7.0. Now I'm having some weird problems with sound. I frequently
play MP3s, and sometimes when I do certain things when I play MP3s --
such as scroll quickly in Netscape, or type in the editor of a Scheme
development environment that I'm using -- the playback gets distorted.
It sort of sounds like it's "underwater," if that makes any sense. This
occurs both when I play MP3s in XMMS and mpg123. My sound setup on
previous versions of RedHat was identical, and I never had this problem.
I tried installing ALSA, but the problem persists, and I've picked up a
new one: frequently I hear "static," particularly towards the end of MP3
files. Again, this happens with both XMMS and mpg123. The files
themselves are on a read-only NTFS partition, so I know they haven't
FWIW, here's details on my setup:
RedHat 7.0 (dual-boot with Win2000... don't know if that could make a
difference -- I was dual-booting with Win95 before)
Kernel 2.2.16, CS4237B support compiled as a module (it's the CS4232
I know this is a pretty weird problem, and I probably didn't explain it
very well, but if anyone had a problem at all similar, I'd love to hear
suggestions on what I could do to fix it. I need my MP3s sounding good!
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