high memory versus alsa drivers

Kenny Hitt kenny at hittsjunk.net
Sat Oct 9 11:27:35 EDT 2004

Hi.  I'm sure you already did this, but did you re-compile your alsa

Probably not helpful, but I had to ask.

On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 10:16:28AM -0400, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
> 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.
> Chuck
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