Bug#326959: instalation problem/bug
On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 10:51:05PM -0500, Lucas Szybalski wrote:
> this has worked
> Installation as expert (expert26) as usual. But you need to take care
> of two sound driver modules that will screw your system up. If you let
> hotplug auto-load the OSS driver for i810 cards, the kernel oopses
> (null pointer dereference). Before leaving the installation system,
> one should bring up a shell and say:
> rm /lib/modules/2.6.8-2-386/kernel/sound/oss/i810_audio.ko
> The second trap is ALSA's snd-intel8x0m driver, which is somewhat
> broken. If hotplug loads it, you won't hear any sound because it keeps
> sitting on a semaphore. So get rid of it for the moment:
> rm /lib/modules/2.6.8-2-386/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0m.ko
The correct solution is to blacklist the driver so hotplug and discover
don't load it.
or you can disable it with 'alias snd-intel8x0m off' in a file in
/etc/modprobe.d/ such as nosnd8x0m or whatever you would like.
Your method will break the next time you get a kernel upgrade.