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Re: Ugly sarge upgrade -- kernel 2.4.27-2 > 2.4.27-6

On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 23:10:11 +0100, Jason Rennie wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2004 at 03:27:57PM -0500, Michael Murphy wrote:
>> After upgrading, the computer ran so slowly that it was as if I were
>> trying to run on a '486.  On boot, the lines *crawled* up the screen
>> in shifting waves.

Possibly a result of applications trying to play sound effects but sound
not working.

>> Also, the soundcard couldn't be found and alsa
>> didn't load.  I restored the previous version from the snapshots
>> archive and all has returned to normal.  
> FYI, I'm experiencing nearly identical problems; also Toshiba laptop
> PIII.  The "upgrade" also broke AFS; my sysadmin had to compile new
> AFS kernel modules.  AFS works now, but I'm experiencing extreme
> slowness like you.  Haven't tried recompiling/removing the alsa
> modules yet; will try that tonight.  I also noticed that hotplug
> produces numerous error messages during boot-up.

Building your own alsa-modules package may fix the problem.

This may be bug #284356.

Thomas Hood

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