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sound delays
« on: July 05, 2004, 08:07:26 pm »

Hi everyone! I just stumbled upon UQM and got it up and running on a FC2 system. The only problem I'm having is that if I'm logged in as root and fire up the game, the sound works perfectly. However, if I fire up the game as a normal user, the sound effects are delayed by ~300ms. I can tell right away in the main menu when you hear the little beeps as you move from choice to choice. Anyone have any idea why this would be happening?
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Re: sound delays
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2004, 09:30:06 pm »

Are you using arts by any chance?
Try setting the environment variable "SDL_AUDIODRIVER" to "alsa", "audio", "dsound" or "dsp".
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Re: sound delays
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2004, 11:03:49 pm »

Sweet! Setting the environment variable worked... is this in the documentation somewhere?
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Re: sound delays
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2004, 12:16:21 am »

Not in the uqm documentation. But it's not uqm-specific either.
I've seen delays with arts with various programs. Choosing a different sound output method usually solves it. For programs using SDL, the variable SDL_AUDIODRIVER does the trick.
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Re: sound delays
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2004, 12:22:34 am »

Thanks, good to know!
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Re: sound delays
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2004, 01:28:10 am »

Fedora Core 2 has a few sound issues. Especially when
using the KDE desktop (my desktop of choice). You
can find a number of suggestions for work arounds and
bug fixes at fedoraforum.org
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