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SubjectRe: vanilla 2.6.0-test11 and CS4236 card
Well, I applied the patch and it worked beautifully.

THE GOOD NEWS:
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The patch worked great; the problem (as you had very likely surmised)
was that it wasn't being activated by the Plug-n-Play system, and so the
card wasn't talking. [Sorry; I am new to ISA programming (well, systems
programming in general. At least I learned some cool stuff] After I had
run isapnp on the module sans your patch, or rebooted with your patch,
there was a big POP! and the card was detected and ready. It even played
music!

THE BAD NEWS:
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Both times (with your patch and with isapnp), I had the following problems:
a) xmms wouldn't talk straight to the card even after selecting the alsa
output plugin
b) I started esd (the alsa version) and then told xmms to talk to esd.
It worked out well for a couple of seconds, but then it crashed
(both with your patch and with the manually activated (isapnp) one)

It crashed HARD.

It crashed so hard that it wiped out some files, like apt, I presume
when it was cleaning "orphans" in /; the net result is that my
box is semi-hosed, since things like tr and apt-get and route
are now full of '\0' characters instead of their actual contents.

Sound played for about a second, then the machine hung hard (I don't think
that the Magic SysRq keys even did anything), and the last couple of
tenths of a second of sound just repeated over and over and over until
I hit reset. I don't have an oops; it was highly hosed.

When I can pull my system back together, I can try again. Please help
me find this new bug, so that the cs4236 driver is safe for other
Dell P410 users! :)

-Joseph

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