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Bug 157371 - 4/5 attempts to load snd-nm256 lock up Dell Latitude CSx; 1/5 succeed.
Summary: 4/5 attempts to load snd-nm256 lock up Dell Latitude CSx; 1/5 succeed.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-10 23:33 UTC by Tom Treder
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-03 00:19:40 UTC

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Description Tom Treder 2005-05-10 23:33:12 UTC
Description of problem: snd-nm256 crashes Dell Latitude CSx (usually -- 
sometimes the module loads OK)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel: 2.6.11-1.14_FC3 (and 2.6.9-x.xx)

How reproducible:
a.) bootup default "everything" installation of FC3
else (if this boots OK, 1 in 4 chance)
b.) modprobe snd-nm256

Steps to Reproduce:
1.)boot a Dell Latitude CSx (with NeoMagic 256 sound+video device)
2.)if that doesn't hang during "Intializing Hardware" on the audio portion, 
then:  from command line as root:  modprobe snd-nm256
Actual results:
usually, computer will become completely unresponsive.  Can't change virtual 
terminals.  ctl+alt+del has no effect.  

Expected results:
normal bootup 
- or if doing modprobe from command line -- normal computer operation, with 

Additional info:
Occasionally the computer will boot normally -- or likewise, "modprobe snd-
nm256" doesn't hang computer -- and sound will work along with everything else.
But the only way I've been able to get the computer to boot reliably is to 
comment out lines 206-210 of /etc/rc.sysinit so that the sound module doesn't 
try to load.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 19:38:26 UTC
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-10-03 00:19:40 UTC
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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