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SubjectRe: nm256_audio.o
On 12 Feb 2002 16:02:15 +0000
NyQuist <NyQuist@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I've a problem with this module. For some reason it locks up my laptop
> when modprobed. I'm running redhat's 2.4.7-10 on an i686 and i'm using
> the neomagic 256 chipset which I believe is a graphics/sound combination
> (with 4 meg or so of mem), the comp is a dell latitude ls.
> The card does work, as it runs under the commercial oss drivers, thing
> is because the machine locks tight running the kernel 256_audio, I can't
> get any debug information, the machine has to be physically
> unplugged/debatteried (lucky I run ext3 :) Not even a messages error.
> Anyone with any info? I'm gonna have a look and try to debug, but i'm no
> kernel hacker.

A vague memory of when I used to use a neomagic-based laptop tells me that you
might want to try giving lilo (or whatever bootmanager you're using) a
parameter to limit your memory to 1MB less than your actual memory... although
this is from way back in 2.2.[789] days, I think. (For lilo, that would mean
typing mem=xxxM or adding append="mem=xxxM" to /etc/lilo.conf, where xxx is
your total RAM minus 1.)
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