high memory versus alsa drivers
kenny at hittsjunk.net
Sat Oct 9 15:10:41 EDT 2004
Oopse, didn't realize you are using a 2.6 kernel. Forget what I said
about modules not getting compiled when you build the kernel.
Teach me to reply without thinking.
On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 01:50:47PM -0400, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
> I appreciate your suggestions, Kenny. The card is an sb-live pci card.
> Slackware uses stock kernels without any Slackware specific patches, so
> I doubt this problem is distro specific. I could be wrong about that
> recompiling thing I suppose, but the config file sure looks like it to
> me. I am a little uncertain how to handle the more traditional alsa
> packages now that alsa seems integrated into the kernel, but I guess I
> could always grab the latest tarballs and start from scratch compiling
> and installing alsa using a kernel with highmem selected.
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2004, Kenny Hitt wrote:
> >Hi. The agpgart modules is used so programs can access the video card
> >on the AGP bus. I haven't seen the alsa modules get automatically
> >compiled before, so that must be something specific to Slackware. Like
> >I said, my idea probably wasn't helpful but I had to ask just in case.
> >I have another idea which probably won't be helpful either. In the past
> >with my older sound cards and earlier Alsa, I remember an option to tell
> >the driver to reserve DMA in low memory. Don't know what card you have
> >or if the option has changed, but it might be something to look for in
> >the docs for the alsa drivers.
> >Good luck figuring it out.
> > Kenny
> >On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 11:45:01AM -0400, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
> >>Hi Kenny,
> >>Prior to kernel 2.4.26, I used to have to do that after every recompile
> >>that involved a change of modules, but with 2.4.26 the alsa drivers
> >>compile with the kernel, evidently. They are loading okay. The output of
> >>lsmod is identical with and without highmem selected, and all the alsa
> >>components are there, same sizes and dependencies.
> >>Oh -- there is one additional line in the lsmod output when highmem is
> >>selected. It is "agpgart" and I am not familiar with that piece.
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