Bug#311507: Sound Chip Causes Sarge to Crash
reassign 311507 alsa-base
On Wed, 01 Jun 2005, Guy Hulbert wrote:
> Package: kernel-image-2.6.8-2-k7
> Version: 2.6.8-16
> Error message: NONE
> What I did: Enable on-board AC'97 sound chip.
> Details: see also debian-testing and debian-kernel email lists two
> messages, Subject: Sarge Sound Problems (since May 30). See  at end.
> The sound seemed to work fine with kernel-image-2.6.8-1-k7 (2.6.8-5) for
> a while but I would experience an occasional problem with X hanging but
> nothing that CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE would not cure. Finally (after about
> two weeks - having installed several more sound applications) I started
> DAMN THING CRASHED AGAIN WITH SOUND OFF.
> This time the screen blanked and keyboard locked up but I was able to
> log in remotely. XFree86 was running with 100% CPU utilization.
> Crashes *always* happen in evolution or mozilla but since they are up
> almost all the time ...
> I am going to go back to kernel-image-2.6.8-1-k7 just so I can rule out
> a hardware problem. I still have WBL installed though I have not booted
> it since I installed Sarge but I can even revert to that.
as indicated in a response to that message try newer kernel from unstable.
> Some details. Mobo is ASUS A7V8X-X (i think) and it has a Radeon card
> in it. I don't want to flood you with info just yet. However, I notice
> below the AGP aperture is reported as 128MB but I have only configured
> XFree with 32MB (though the last apt-get update seemed to want to know
> what video card vendor was so it may have re-written XFree86config).
> Feel free to pass this on to Branden if it is an X problem :-).
> >From dmesg:
> This is odd:
> input: PC Speaker
> (there is a speaker plugged into the sound port but that is off)
> CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
> CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
> CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
> CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000020
> Intel machine check architecture supported.
> Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
> CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2500+ stepping 00
> Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
> Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
> NET: Registered protocol family 23
> 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
> ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
> eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xb800, 00:40:05:8a:7f:bb, IRQ 169
> eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
> via-rhine.c:v1.10-LK1.1.20-2.6 May-23-2004 Written by Donald Becker
> ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
> eth1: VIA Rhine II at 0xa000, 00:0c:6e:cb:c0:69, IRQ 185.
> eth1: MII PHY found at address 1, status 0x7849 advertising 01e1 Link
> Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
> agpgart: Detected VIA KT400/KT400A/KT600 chipset
> agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
> agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xf0000000
> [drm] Initialized radeon 1.11.0 20020828 on minor 0: ATI Technologies
> Inc RV280
> [Radeon 9200 SE]
> agpgart: Found an AGP 3.5 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
> agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 4x mode
> agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 4x mode
> [drm] Loading R200 Microcode
> eth0: no IPv6 routers present
> nfs warning: mount version older than kernel
don't see an kernel problem in aboves dmesg,
passing that to the alsa guys as they know
more about sound,
but you are not providing very usefull information
on how to reproduce your bug.
so they may be very well tempted to close this.