[Wine] Re: Strange sound problems on Hardy

vitamin wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri Jun 6 08:44:35 CDT 2008

powered_by_tux wrote:
> I am having a strange sound issue that affects all apps on Wine. I am using Ubuntu 8.04 and have a Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit. Wine version 1.0rc3 is configured to use the ALSA driver.
> DirectSound hardware acceleration has been enabled a long time before using Hardy and has never caused any problems until now. Regularly the sound of a game/application completely drops until the application is restarted. Temporarily disabling PulseAudio does not solve the problem.
> To workaround this problem I have set sound hardware acceleration to "Emulation". Audio will then continue to play, however it occasionally runs faster than it should until it "catches up".
> Is this a known problem. Should this be reported as a bug? Many thanks for your responses.

Because your distro using pulseaudio - which is not compatible with most OSS/ALSA programs. Kill/disable/remove it. Then Wine will work again.

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