[alsa-devel] Bug in alsa drivers reported when launching pulseaudio

pl bossart bossart.nospam at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 15:11:49 CET 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 12:54 PM, kieran magee <kiergbm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some strange anomalies were occuring in my audio systems, namely, volume
> fluctuations during playback.  Attempted to access sound in preferences, had
> disabled pulseaudio a while back with no ill effects, (weeks back), I
> couldn't access the menu Item.  I was instructed that pulseaudio not running
> may be the issue, so attempted to launch that and came upon this worrying
> error message,
> E: alsa-util.c: snd_pcm_avail_delay() returned strange values: delay 0 is
> less than avail 16.
> E: alsa-util.c: Most likely this is a bug in the ALSA driver
> 'snd_hda_intel'. Please report this issue to the ALSA developers.

This error was fixed in alsa-lib.
It has nothing to do with your volume control issues.

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