Wednesday, April 08, 2009

More F11 sound tips

I was having some issues with F11 and mplayer, in that the first few seconds of a file would be played at an odd rate or delayed at the start

Editing /etc/pulse/

and changing

load-module module-hal-detect


load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0

Got rid of that lag, also I found that commenting out 'load-module module-suspend-on-idle' in that file didn't seem to hurt.

I also found that if you have the snd_hda_intel device and you are hearing loud pops, you might want to try this

echo "options snd_hda_intel power_save=0" > /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.conf

After doing all that, reboot and enjoy sound again... Now this all applies to the beta, so in the future these tips may be all wrong.

UPDATE: It appears that this issue has been fixed in rawhide and so the tsched=0 is no longer needed.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Disable 'flat' volume in pulseaudio 0.9.15

If you don't like the new 'flat' volume feature in pulseaudio 0.9.15, like I don't then try this.

Login as root and run

echo "flat-volumes = no" >> /etc/pulse/daemon.conf

And then relogin to your desktop, and that should do it.