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SubjectRe: Sound problems in 2.2.7 and 2.2.8?
In article <> you wrote:
> On Thu, 13 May 1999, Tim Smith wrote:

>> I've been seeing random sound failures with 2.2.7 and 2.2.8. I ran 2.2.1
>> for a long time with no such problems. The problem is sound stops working,
>> and I get "kernel: Sound error: Couldn't allocate DMA buffer" in my logs,
>> or "kernel: DMA memory shortage. Temporarily falling back on virtual DMA".
>> It usually works if I try again a little later, although once it remained
>> broken until I rebooted.
>> Anyone else see this? I'm using a SoundBlaster 32.

> Yup, this happens if you run out of ISA DMA'able free memory (the first
> 16MB).

> I pre-load my sound and floppy modules during boot to work around this
> issue.

Yes, but why hasn't that been a problem before 2.2.7? First I thought
it had to do with my new board... BTW: this problem exists in 2.3.3 as

Jorg Schuler.

> Alex (Have I told anyone that PeeCee hardware sucks? :)

You don't have to -- I guess everyone here knows... ;-)

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