When I boot my system I have to either press PrintScreen or wait for the timeout after INIT prints out a long error report about to continue booting. In the top half it lists a couple of dozen modules (all of which to do with alsa and oss) one of which is snd-cs4236.
I used to have Gentoo on the laptop, however I finally came to the conclusion that compiling every application with 233mhz of processing power and 128 mb of ram was too slow, and so I changed to Debian and its binary package system.
Even back then sound did not work. I've followed the reccomendations on the web (and the answer to one of my other topics here ) that tell me to add several alis and options lines to alsa-base, however when I try to modprobe snd-cs4236 my system hangs. Same result when I append it to /etc/modules
I have read I need to use a windows/dos executable to configure some bios options not normally available however sound is automatically configured and works out of the box with Knoppix, so this is not needed.
Other sites claim it is a kernel bug - hopefully it isnt, compiling a kernel means leaving my 11-year old laptop on overnight. I've done it twice (with genkernel
) for Gentoo and I don't want to again.
I'd like to know where the logs for INIT are kept so I can post them here for advice. The error included the 0x stuff and a traceback.
Thanks in advance.