I can get sound normally at first, but it stops randomly, at times varying from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. This problem happens with playback of local computer files, especially with Audacity, but also with Totem. The time sound cuts out is variable, even when playing the same file. (Internet streaming usually works, but sound also sometimes cuts out - e.g with BBC iPlayer and with Flash videos)
I am running PCLinuxOS 2010, Gnome version, fresh installation.
This is the sound card information from the control center:
Vendor: C-Media Electronics Inc
Media class: Multimedia audio controller
PCI domain: 0
Bus PCI #: 3
PCI device #: 1
PCI function #: 0
PCI revision: 0x10
Vendor ID: 0x13f6
Device ID: 0x0111
Alternative drivers: cmpci
I don't have much configuration knowledge, so I'd appreciate any help.