uImage with fix for alsa crash

Hi,

The angstrom uImage[1] has been update to fix the alsa crash.

regards,

Koen

[1] http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/demo/beagleboard/uImage

for some reason that uImage didn't work with my USB network device
when I went to scp over a sound file for testing. When I copied the
older uImage and rebooted, the USB networking was there again.

Will copy over a file now, try the ALSA-fix one and try to play the
file and post back.

I still get the crash and I tried:
mplayer -ao oss -nosound palinLordMakeAWay.wav
mplayer palinLordMakeAWay.wav
cat palinLordMakeAWay.wav > /dev/dsp
tried changing the system sound settings and clicking the "Test"
button

they all ended with a locked up system.

I have also downloaded and tried the 'fixed' uImage and have had the
same results.

it crashes unless -nosound is used :o(

Paul

I have also downloaded and tried the 'fixed' uImage and have had the
same results.

Could you try
http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl/~koen/uImage-2.6.26+2.6.27-rc7+r9+gite1c49d7d22af768188e2a54c167ed79919361e55-r9-beagleboard.bin
?

That seems to fix the issue for more people than the .26 kernel. It's
still a band-aid, since the root cause hasn't been found or fixed yet.
Matching modules-<version>.tgz is in the same dir.

regards,

Koen

The .27 kernel does fix my problem and i can finally hear sound!
band-aid or not - it works so i'm happy.

Thanks,

Paul

Hi,

I tried this 27 kernel together with the 20080920 rootfs. And the
sound works fine. But my DVI-D output no longer works -- i.e. my
monitor complains about the signal being out of range and shuts
off. :slight_smile:

So to summarize my findings:
  - The 2008-09-25 uImage works well with the 2008-09-20 rootfs -- but
any Alsa output causes a kernel panic crash.
  - The 26-27 - r9 uImage has sound, but doesn't run the monitor / X
etc.

Now if we could combine the best characteristics of each uImage, we'd
be home.

Best regards,
Geof