high memory versus alsa drivers

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at sent.com
Sat Oct 9 10:16:28 EDT 2004

I just added 1 GB of memory to my 256 MB system, which ought to give me
1280 MB of ram. The bios detects that much with no problem. However, in
order for Linux to access more than about 900 MB, I had to recompile the
kernel (2.4.26) after selecting "highmem" in the configuration step.
That did the trick okay, but guess what? My alsa drivers will not work
of highmem is selected. They squeal, squeak, snap, crackle,. and pop
instead of making nice sounds.

Does anyone have highmem selected with the alsa drivers working okay? If
so, what's the secret?

Oh, this is a Slackware 10.0 distro, and the 2.4.26 kernel is the
default speakup enabled kernel included with the distribution. The alsa
version is 1.0.5.

Thanks for any ideas.


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