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Old 03-15-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
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Tainted mOdule or kernel may this be the REASON THAT MY SOUND FREEZES ME UP

when i enter

"modprobe slamr"

this is my modem driver, it tells me its tainted adn i should visit for more info and it said it was loaded with warnings :000!

then when I enter


[root@localhost epro]# slmodemd
SmartLink Soft Modem: version 2.9.6 Feb 29 2004 18:44:05
modem `slamr0' created. TTY is `/dev/pts/1'
symbolic link `/dev/ttySL0' -> `/dev/pts/1' created.
Use `/dev/ttySL0' as modem device, Ctrl+C for termination.

looks right, right?
not exactly
If i start playing music it will go into a complete freeze
I mean a COMPLETE freeze mouse is frozen and everything
it works just fine in windows

and when i hit control - c and start playign music....


when I play music before connecting it wont freeze untill i switch songs

it freezes when ANY kind of audio is played...CD,MP3, and even sound server
Old 03-15-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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A definition of kernel taint

That said, I think you might be onto something. It looks like your best bet for a solution to this problem may be the company that your modem came from since they wrote the driver. Maybe they can bring some light to the situation.


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