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SubjectRe: 2.4.21-pre3 kernel crash
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 08:47:57PM +0000, Edward Tandi wrote:
> 2) The OSS audio driver. It works and this is the main reason why I use
> this version of the kernel. The issue I have with it, is that if I start
> certain applications (gaim, macromedia flash player 6 for example), esd
> gets itself into some kind of hung/blocked state. When this happens, I
> need to kill esd and re-start it. Games and xmms work however. The
> reason I ask about this is that the downloaded driver from the viaarena
> works on a stock kernel without this glitch. Is this a known problem?
> The chip is a VT8235 and I'm happy that it mostly works in pre3 too. The
> alsa driver reportedly works OK.

hmmm, not a known problem to me. Alan?

> While I'm here, any chance of getting the bcm4400 NIC driver into the
> 2.4 kernel?

Nope, no chance at all. It's more of BroadCom's abstraction layer,
bug-filled crap.

The route here is to fix up "b44" in 2.5, and then put it into 2.4.


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