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Old 06-16-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
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Question Thinkpad 600 Debian - snd-cs4236 moprobe hangs - where are init logs kept?

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.
Old 06-16-2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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For Gentoo the location of the log should be:
It is similar for Debian (/var/log/syslog maybe?)
All these are logged to tty12 too when using the default configuration of syslog-ng (press ALT+F12).
(this is - again - true for Gentoo)
should also show those messages you want to see.


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Old 06-16-2009, 02:59 AM   #3
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dmesg output

I dumped the output into a file. See attached
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:51 AM   #4
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[   53.457402] ACPI: Fatal opcode executed
[   53.522534] ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
[   53.790448] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000170
[   53.814506] IP: [<c021be05>] pnp_activate_dev+0x3/0x3a
[   53.838510] *pde = 00000000 
[   53.862459] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP 
[   53.866128] Modules linked in: snd_cs4232(+) snd_opl3_lib snd_cs4231_lib snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_oss(+) pcmcia firmware_class snd_seq_midi snd_page_alloc snd_hwdep snd_mpu401_uart ns558 gameport snd_rawmidi battery snd_seq_midi_event ac snd_seq irtty_sir sir_dev snd_timer snd_seq_device snd button soundcore irda crc_ccitt uhci_hcd parport_pc parport i2c_piix4 serio_raw usbcore i2c_core pcspkr psmouse yenta_socket rsrc_nonstatic pcmcia_core floppy evdev ext3 jbd mbcache ide_cd_mod cdrom thermal processor fan thermal_sys ide_disk ata_generic libata scsi_mod dock ide_pci_generic piix ide_core
[   53.866128] 
[   53.866128] Pid: 1516, comm: modprobe Not tainted (2.6.26-2-686 #1)
[   53.866128] EIP: 0060:[<c021be05>] EFLAGS: 00010246 CPU: 0
[   53.866128] EIP is at pnp_activate_dev+0x3/0x3a
[   53.866128] EAX: 00000000 EBX: 00000000 ECX: 00000014 EDX: 00000000
[   53.866128] ESI: 00000000 EDI: c78bce00 EBP: c023ab31 ESP: c7269dd8
[   53.866128]  DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
[   53.866128] Process modprobe (pid: 1516, ti=c7268000 task=c70ca9c0 task.ti=c7268000)
[   53.866128] Stack: 00000000 c8bd13a3 c6e2fc00 00000000 c8bd177d 00000000 c78bce00 c8bd3680 
[   53.866128]        c021ac73 c78bce00 00000000 c8bd369c c023aaba c78bce00 c78bceb8 c8bd369c 
[   53.866128]        c023ab68 00000000 c035bc40 c8bd369c c023a403 c7861afc c7861b00 c78bce54 
[   53.866128] Call Trace:
[   53.866128]  [<c8bd13a3>] snd_cs423x_pnp_init_wss+0xd/0xe1 [snd_cs4232]
[   53.866128]  [<c8bd177d>] snd_cs4232_pnpbios_detect+0x88/0xe8 [snd_cs4232]
[   53.866128]  [<c021ac73>] pnp_device_probe+0x63/0x80
[   53.866128]  [<c023aaba>] driver_probe_device+0xb5/0x12c
[   53.866128]  [<c023ab68>] __driver_attach+0x37/0x55
[   53.866128]  [<c023a403>] bus_for_each_dev+0x37/0x59
[   53.866128]  [<c023a955>] driver_attach+0x11/0x13
[   53.866128]  [<c023ab31>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x55
[   53.866128]  [<c023a757>] bus_add_driver+0x8a/0x1a7
[   53.866128]  [<c01ddd54>] kset_find_obj+0x20/0x4b
[   53.866128]  [<c023ad49>] driver_register+0x6d/0xc1
[   53.866128]  [<c8ab6027>] alsa_card_cs423x_init+0x27/0x68 [snd_cs4232]
[   53.866128]  [<c013f66e>] sys_init_module+0x187a/0x19ea
[   53.866128]  [<c018a629>] seq_open+0x4d/0x6a
[   53.866128]  [<c0115b67>] do_page_fault+0x29b/0x5b8
[   53.866128]  [<c0166435>] vma_link+0xa3/0xbd
[   53.866128]  [<c0127067>] __request_region+0x0/0x80
[   53.866128]  [<c0103853>] sysenter_past_esp+0x78/0xb1
[   53.866128]  =======================
[   53.866128] Code: 93 9c 00 00 00 52 50 68 c9 90 32 c0 e8 0b 71 f0 ff b8 f0 ff ff ff 83 c4 0c eb 09 b8 ed ff ff ff eb 02 31 c0 5b 5e 5f c3 53 31 d2 <83> b8 70 01 00 00 00 89 c3 75 25 e8 73 ff ff ff ba f0 ff ff ff 
[   53.866128] EIP: [<c021be05>] pnp_activate_dev+0x3/0x3a SS:ESP 0068:c7269dd8
[   54.935584] ---[ end trace 8d45eae023376df5 ]---
Does anyone know how I can remedy this problem?

Last edited by William (Dthdealer); 06-23-2009 at 02:42 AM. Reason: Added bump - will only do this once


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