[SDL] In leu of SDL 1.1.7 ...

David Snopek xevol at execpc.com
Sun Jan 7 06:31:44 PST 2001

Sam Lantinga wrote:

> > I have found a possible bug, which I have been reluctant to report since
> > I haven't found the time lately to investigate.  I just recently bought
> > a laptop (FYI I got it from Tuxtops the linux laptop company :-) that
> > has an Aureal Vortex 8810 sound card.  With all other sound related
> > applications (including: xplaycd and xmms) it works fine.  But any sdl
> > app that uses sound will play the first couple seconds then stop with
> > the message: "SDL: Audio timeout - buggy audio driver? (disabled)".  On
> > exit the programs will freeze, which causes some minor difficulty with
> > full-screen apps...  Since the driver works with all apps EXCEPT sdl, it
> > could be an SDL bug.  And with the whole business of making a stable
> > release -- I figured I would at least speak up.  I plan to break out the
> > debugger but I must warn you I am not sound hacker and will have very
> > little clue as to what I am doing!!
> This is in the FAQ:
> http://www.libsdl.org/faq/FAQ-Linux.html#LINUX_14

Thanks!  Sometimes I am a fool -- all that message for nothing...  It is
weird though that only SDL
fumbles over a buggy audio driver.

        -- David Snopek

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