I am having a problem with sound distortion and occasional (very short) dropouts.
The setup is VL 5.9 on an 880 MHz PIII, 640 MB RAM, Asus MB, and have tried two different sound cards, a SB Live PCI card and an Ensoniq Audio PCI card.
Both seem to have the same problem after configuring with VASM. The sound is noticeably distorted, as though it is overdriven slightly. Increasing the drive level with the mixer controls (main output level, PCM and wave) increases the distortion, while lowering it decreases the distortion without eliminating it. Aditionally, there are very short audio dropouts from time to time.
The distortion is present whether I play a CD or an internet radio stream. Some streams or sources are worse than others, it depends on the program audio level. It is as though there is a slight overdrive of audio levels somewhere.
If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
I have Slackware 10.2 installed on another drive, everything works well