Squeak Sound vs. G3 Powerbooks + Kensington Mouseworks
guzdial at cc.gatech.edu
Mon Oct 12 14:59:43 UTC 1998
<shame-faced> Yup, you were right. Pat Caudill sent me a similar note,
but I only checked that the machine wasn't going into sleep mode. I hadn't
checked the Processor Cycling check box. Now, even with Kensington
MouseWorks software on, sound in Squeak is great.
Sorry for the false alarm!
>It's very likely that you have processor cycling on (to save battery
>drain). Go to your Energy Saver control panel and turn it off for both
>battery and power supply. Things should then work fine.
>At 1:33 PM -0000 10/12/98, Mark Guzdial wrote:
>>I've been having a weird problem on my G3 Powerbook that sound playback in
>>Squeak was significantly WORSE than on any other machine I use. On a
>>variety of MIDI files and even on "AbstractSound stereoBachFugue play," I
>>was treated to a medley of clicks and distortions.
>>While trying to debug it yet again yesterday, I happened to hit my
>>Kensington Orbit trackball while it was playing -- and POOF! the distortion
>>disappeared. I found that as long as I moved the trackball, sound playback
>>was fine! I then restarted without the Kensington Mouseworks software, and
>>sound is great again in Squeak.
>>I guess that the MouseWorks software must gobble CPU cycles when the mouse
>>is idle, and that's what was ruining sound playback. FYI.
>>Mark Guzdial : Georgia Tech : College of Computing : Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
>>(404) 894-5618 : Fax (404) 894-0673 : guzdial at cc.gatech.edu
Mark Guzdial : Georgia Tech : College of Computing : Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
(404) 894-5618 : Fax (404) 894-0673 : guzdial at cc.gatech.edu
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