Subject: Re: sb driver.
To: Mark 'GIANT-SIZED!!' Tamola <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 10/09/1994 05:09:45
>> When I 'cat file.au > /dev/audio' it will work for a short while (a
>> file or two) and then suddenly, on the beginning of a new file, it'll
>> enable the speaker (as evidenced by a 'click') and then promptly
>> block. The only recourse then is to reboot.
>Are you using a Soundblaster 16? That's what I have. Unfortunately, I
>believe these cards are buggy (which sucks, since I paid about $219 when
>they newly came out), and have had similar behavior when playing audio
>files under Dos/Windows and such. The problem becomes increasingly
>apparent when playing long digitized speech or other digitized sounds.
>This is why it doesn't act up when playing games and such, since sound
>effects last for short periods of time. I've had this problem ever since
>I got the card, and don't know how to fix it.
Add me to the list. A friend of mine uses his 16 and it works *perfectly*
yet my four-month-old one locks VERY shortly into the sound and the process
will not die. It seems to go into some sort of device wait.
Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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