On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 11:07 -0500, Mark LaPierre wrote: > Hey all. > > This morning I found that my audio playback is randomly sprinkled with > sound skips and dropouts. I went to /var/log/yum.log and found this: > > Feb 09 20:18:22 Updated: lame-3.99.4-2.el6.rf.i686 > > I'm not saying that caused the problem but it's all I could find that > changed. > > When I ls in /dev there is no dsp entry. > That would explain why mplayer Can't open audio device /dev/dsp. > I don't know why there is no /dev/dsp. You want find one either. It's called 'padsp'. > I'm using pulesaudio restart it? Is it running as a user daemon or system daemon? what is the system load while trying to play a file? What is the last mod time on '/etc/pulse/daemon.conf'? lspci|grep audio lsmod|grep snd when did the padsp-bluetooth get installed? What is the mplayer output driver? for totem i find it utterly useless.