Testing ALSA sound setup

Grant Murray email at grantmurray.com
Wed Mar 26 22:40:06 PST 2003


Andrew Calkin wrote:
> Hiya,
> 
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 09:34:00PM -0800, Grant Murray wrote:
> 
>>Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>>
>>>On Thursday 27 March 2003 07:30, Grant Murray wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Borkeness! Very elegant way for this to fail.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>alsamixer
>>>>
>>>>Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address
>>>>00000000 printing eip:
>>>>c0112e83
>>>
>>>
>>>I use ALSA 0.9.0rc7 in the classroom (if I remember correctly - my home and 
>>>classroom setups are out of sync now) with the same (ens1371) soundcard 
>>>module. At home, I use ALSA 0.9.0rc7 with fm801 module. Both setups work OK 
>>>with kernel version 2.4.20-ac1 + ptrace patch. What kernel and ALSA versions 
>>>do you use?
>>>
>>
>>Linux 2.4.20       compiled with gcc-2.95.3
>>alsa-drivers 0.9.2 compiled with gcc-3.2.2
>>alsa-utils 0.9.2
>>glibc 2.3.1
> 
> I would use the same gcc version for compiling the kernel and kernel modules
> if I were you. This could be the problem? Correct me if i'm wrong guys,
> I haven't used ALSA yet, but i _thought_ they were kernel modules, and
> I seem to remember a note saying you should compile all parts of the
> kernel with the _exact_same_ version of gcc.
> 
> //Andrew

YES! alsamixer works now, phew. One learns something new every day.
Thanks for the pointers.



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