I have been running slack-current for some time without any problem. Last upgrade a few weeks ago. custom kernel 2.6.7-ck6.
A few days ago my ALSA soundcard has disappeared (with ALSA messages like "no soundcards found 1134") -> no sound.
My guess was that an ALSA module had been damaged by a brutal shutdown (still looks weird since I'm all reiserFS but...)
So I recompiled (and upgraded) my kernel to 2.6.9-ck2, with ALSA built-in (ie, not as a module).
* persistent, very high-frequency (sounds like 5 kHz or so), quite loud noise, mixed with sound from my FM tuner card (I have a FM tuner plugged into the Line input of my sound card.)
* when playing a mp3 file in Amarok, I get more noise (so it makes a difference) but the whole system freezes after a few seconds.
* when playing a mp3 file in xmms, it freezes immediately.
I have disabled the KDE sound system and since then my system seems to be stable. But no sound !
I have looked for interesting info in dmesg and Ctrl Alt F1, but found nothing relevant. Here's all what dmesg shows about ALSA :
ALSA device list:
#0: Sound Blaster Live! (rev.7) at 0xe800, irq 10
Can you help me ?
My config :
AMD Athlon XP
SB Live 5.1 PCI (EMU10K1)
Slack upgraded to current from 9.1 with swaret