[ATrpms-users] Alsa 1.0.13 crashes my system hard
stewbar at comcast.net
Thu Dec 14 05:36:55 CET 2006
Yes, the system still hangs, even after uninstalling the nvidia driver.
I also tried booting with the "irqpoll", "pci=routeirq" options, and
it still hangs. A couple of times when it crashed, I got a Machine
Check Error (or something like that), and it said "this is a hardware
error, not a software error!". Kind of scary. I also noted a lot of
messages in the system log about irq's being disabled or something like
that. When I reverted back to the stock 1.0.12 alsa rpms, all those
messages went away (side note: cat /proc/asound/version says alsa is
1.0.12rc1 with the stock Fedora RPMs). I guess I'll file a bug report
with the alsa folks, but I want to compile from source first. Can't do
it because when I "make", I get errors about msecs to jiffies, or some
such jibberish. Google led to no solutions, other than I need to use a
vanilla kernel (what flavor is Fedora's kernel? Chocolate?). Do you
know how I can compile alsa on FC6 without it complaining about jiffies?
Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 11:46:48PM -0500, Barry Stewart wrote:
>> Axel Thimm wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 12:37:27PM -0500, Barry Stewart wrote:
>>>> I upgraded alsa to version 1.0.13 on my FC6 dual core AMD x86_64 (Asus
>>>> A8N-VM CSM) system with nVidia sound (AD1986A using snd-hda-intel). I did
>>>> this in an attempt get full surround sound support, which I don't get with
>>>> stock FC6 rpms. However, when I attempt to play a sound (i.e.
>>>> speaker-test -c 6), my system crashes hard. No keyboard, mouse, not even
>>>> a blinking cursor; I have to power cycle the box. Is any one else having
>>>> this problem?
>>>> I'm using the 2.6.18-1.2849 kernel, if that helps.
>>> I have never heard of alsa being able to break your system that
>>> hard. What did you update? Both alsa-lib and alsa-driver-(kmdl)?
>>> What graphics card do you have? Is the kernel otherwise tainted?
>>> Do you have a second host to log onto the one with the lasa before the
>>> system hangs? If so can you check that it really hangs, or perhaps
>>> only the screen freezes?
>> I updated alsa-lib, alsa-kmdl, alsa-driver and libasound2. I have three
>> nvidia cards in a triple-head setup using the latest stable driver from
> Can you try hanging the system w/o using nvidia's driver? E.g. on an
> untainted kernel?
>> The system definitely hangs. I cannot ping or ssh into the box from
>> another computer, even when booting into runlevel 3 and removing the
>> nvidia module.
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