[Alsaplayer-devel]AlsaPlayer Weirdness

Andy Lo A Foe andy@alsaplayer.org
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 03:24:00 +0200

On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 05:35:25PM +0300, ismail donmez wrote:

> and when i play CDs everything stops. This doesnt happen when i play 
> mp3s.I use kernel 2.4.18 and cmpci 8738 soundcard . Anyone got an idea 
> why this weirdness may happen ?

It might be that your CDROM is accessed in PIO mode (instead of DMA),
which could severely degrade performance (on slower systems).

Also make sure you set unmaskirq for *all* your IDE devices.

man hdparm

for details...