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Old 04-12-2004, 05:48 AM   #1
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Strange kernel error: "Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference..."


I've just messed up my fine-working kernel by adding support for my SB LIve! soundcard. I compiled the new kernel without errors, but when booting it I recieved the following msg:

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000004

Then comes an extensive output of registry values, and finally the msg:

Kernel panic: Attemped to kill the idle task!


I've tried to restore order by deselecting the SB Live! support and recompile, but I still get the same error msg. The original debian rc2 kernel boots properly.

Kernel version I use: 2.4.25
Debian version: 3.0 rc2 testing
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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simple answer recompile and pay attention when doing your make menuconfig or make xconfig, is sound included or compiled as module,etc...
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:55 AM   #3
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sound not included at all. have tried dozens of configurations, nothing seems to help.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:00 AM   #4
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you CANNOT use a soundcard without sound support in your kernel.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:34 AM   #5
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Do I misunderstand something here? I do not whant sound right now, I whant my kernel to work. ALL sound-support is gone, so I don't expect that to work, but I still whant to boot my kernel.

Still, the error msg appears way before sound support os loaded (if used).
 
  


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