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Bug 77973 - kernel lockup on 2.4.18-17.8.0 for x686
Summary: kernel lockup on 2.4.18-17.8.0 for x686
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-16 01:40 UTC by Ardashir Motamed
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:12 UTC

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Description Ardashir Motamed 2002-11-16 01:40:49 UTC
Description of Problem:
kernel locked up 15 seconds after boot, the fist symptom i noticed was that
sound didn't work as soon as i upgraded the kernel (the gnome default sound
didn't kick in) then about ten seconds later my notebook froze.  i rebooted,
still the same issue, i had to boot into failsafe use apt-get to install the
previous kernel and then edit my lilo.conf file before i could use my system again

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

version 8.0 or any version running current kernel

How Reproducible:

okay, this is running on a dell inspiron 4000, i am using a basic install, my
systems not tweaked.  hardware specs: intel p3 700mhz w/ speedstep, ati rage
mobility 128 8mb vram, 196mb sdram, ess maestro soundcard (onboard) 15.1'' lcd
screen, wpc11 linksys wireless ethernet card

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install a freash copy of 8.0 on a dell inspiron 4000 (may work with others)
2. upgrade kernel through up2date
3. run redhats audio configuration tool

Actual Results:

well, no audio, total system failure in less than a minute, i booted about 8
times diableing various startup items with no success (so far the only way to
get out of it is failsafe)

Expected Results:

no audio on bootup, system will freeze

Additional Information:
the kernel worked fine until i noticed the sound didn't work, i went to test out
the sound driver configuration and thats when everything started

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:12 UTC
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