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Old 05-06-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Corrupt Kernel? CPU Overload

Hello All,

I have Slackware current version with the original kernel from Ver. 10.2.
I was trying to fix an annoying problem with ALSA ... the sound only works for the root user.
Thinking that was a permission / location issue, I moved from the place I originally installed /root to the /opt folder.
After moving the files and re-installing the ALSA drivers, problem was not solved.
Then I decided to erase the ALSA and NIC drivers from /root, and reintstall in /opt

Doing the reinstall of the NIC drivers, I think I chose to compile them in the kernel, not as a module as before.

Something happen, since then, system is unstable, freezes and displays an error, something like:
CPU Overload.

Then the OS freezes for a couple of seconds ... but it's impossible to work.

Is there a way of reinstalling the kernel, or the OS without erasing everything?
Is there a way of returning the critical OS (Kernel, Drivers) to default values?

Old 05-07-2006, 03:32 AM   #2
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What errors are you getting?

It very well may be a permissions problem. No guarantees, but..
chmod 666 /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/mixer
Old 05-07-2006, 03:32 AM   #3
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Also, when you say that sound doesn't work, are you referring to the CD drive, XMMS, amaroK, etc?

Last edited by J.W.; 05-07-2006 at 03:35 AM.
Old 05-07-2006, 04:14 AM   #4
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you did check your mixer levels right? some people forget this quite often. can you check dmesg and see if it displays the problem... and check your syslog.. i am thinking that something is wrong with what you did.. and that now the system is overloading itself to try to run alsa or something.. and you may have multiple occurances of also now.


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