Re: Gravis Ultrasound [classic] artefacts partly solved on 2.1.131

Aaron Tiensivu (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 15:25:44 -0500

> I've been having trouble playing sounds on my Gravis UltraSound 3.7 (512k)
> but while browsing the web lately I found something that you might find
> interesting: irqtune

This works very well for modems and ethernet cards too. I've got my modem
on COM1 / IRQ4 and my ether on IRQ10. This machine serves the whole house for
internet, so I tune it to 'irqtune 4 10' and the setup just hauls.

0 dropped characters even when doing a big compile of a kernel and/or any other
intensive activity.

> Just one question remaining for the guru's, what could be causing this, is
> my machine too slow handling interrupts? It's just an almost ancient
> AMD 5x86/133

That's the same CPU that is in this box. I found a cheap 5v to 3.3v converter
for this AST 486/66 box. Works like a champ and even has Intel PCI chipset..
which is crazy.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares?
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