Ah! In the middle it hangs. 2 things do that.

1. Lack of throughput speed. A certain amount is cached, and then it runs out & things go wrong.  OR
2. Something else wakes up (e.g. nic replies  to an arp query or something) and it hangs.

So, pull the nic, and try again. Also, try using ps/2 KB & mouse if you have them. Then you can remove the usb modules and pull them out of the picture.  Did it always hang in the middle, or have we made progress with 'noapic'?
Also, if you could clear irq10 I'd be a lot happier. Get the video off it anyhow, if you can. Use irq 12 for that.



2010/1/28 kapetr <kapetr@mizera.cz>
I have also try to set boot kernel parameters:

- acpi=off noapci

but also don't help.

In the middle of playing some clip with xine, the system hangs again.

Any other Ideas ?

I will have to give it up :-((

--kapetr



----- PŮVODNÍ ZPRÁVA -----
Od: "kapetr" <kapetr@mizera.cz>
Komu: alsa-user@lists.sourceforge.net
Předmět: Re: [Alsa-user] playing sound hangs system total
Datum: 26.1.2010 - 8:23:48

> Hello,
>
> for explanation:
>
> - my sb awe32 is not PnP (but other ISA cards I has
> try was - with same
> problems)
> - I have try to load it in /etc/rc.local or in /etc/modules,
> but my system
> has mostly died just by GDM login (by playing "welcome"
> sound).
>
> - I load it manually now with:
>
> ------
> root@zly-hugo:/home/hugo# modprobe -v snd-sbawe isapnp=0
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko
> >
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb-common.ko
> >
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb16-csp.ko
> >
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb16-dsp.ko
> >
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3/snd-opl3-lib.ko
> >
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.31-17-generic/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sbawe.ko
> > isapnp=0
> root@zly-hugo:/home/hugo#
> -------
>
> The card is configured to default - correct recognized
> (see below) values.
>
> After that nothing is logged/dmesg-ed
>
>
> ----
> root@zly-hugo:/home/hugo# cat /proc/asound/cards
> 0 [rev50          ]: VIA686A - VIA 82C686A/B rev50
> VIA 82C686A/B rev50 with VIA1612A at 0xac00, irq 10
> 1 [S16            ]: SB AWE - Sound Blaster 16
> Sound Blaster 16 at 0x220, irq 5, dma 1&5
> ----
>
> !!! The system do not crash every time by first attempt
> to play sound.
> Sometimes it work OK, but then a sound is playing,
> and in the middle
> the system dies - also leds on my HD and DVD-RW are
> lighting ?! and
> I have to reset.
>
> In the system logs after reboot is nothing :(
>
>
> Thank You for replay(s) and sorry please my English.
>
> --kapetr
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- PŮVODNÍ ZPRÁVA -----
> Od: "Nigel Sollars" <nsollars@gmail.com>
> Komu: alsa-user@lists.sourceforge.net
> Předmět: Re: [Alsa-user] playing sound hangs system
> total
> Datum: 24.1.2010 - 15:37:45
>
> > On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 9:01 AM, kapetr <kapetr@mizera.cz>
> > > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > maybe is it not just ALSA problem, maybe kernel
> > > ?!
> > > > > problem.
> > > >
> > > I would like use second sound card (for VoIP telephony).
> > > > > > I have 4 old ISA sound cards - they all WORKS
> > > > in
> > > > > > Windows XP without
> > > > problems.
> > > At least I have tried orig. Creative SB AWE32 ISA.
> > > > > >
> >
> > I thought this card ( AWE32 ) adheared to the ISAPNP
> > > standard I know my old
> > AWE64G did.
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > > But in Ubuntu 9.10 (kernel 2.6.31-17-generic, alsa
> > > > > 1.0.20) these all
> > > > cards hang the system when playing sound - I
> > > > have
> > > > > > to hard RESET it.
> > > >
> > > Just one card works only with OSS driver "sb" -
> > > and
> > > > > only that card do
> > > > no crash my system, also I thing, that could
> > > > by ALSA
> > > > > > problem.
> > > >
> > > Have someone any Idea ?
> > > Maybe some kernel/alsa parameter ?
> > >
> > > I have try to reserve IRQ/DMA in BIOS Setup, also
> > > > > select "BIOS safe"
> > > > settings, nothing helps ...
> > >
> >
> >
> > Before trying to play any sound types, could you
> > atleast
> > > dump out the
> > information from Alsa like from /proc/asound/cards
> > > and codec info ...
> >
> > Might be an idea to dmesg after a reboot to see if
> > > Alsa printed anything
> > that points to a potential problem.
> >
> > You atleast have to give a little more info than
> > you
> > > have already.
> >
> > Regards
> > Nige
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > --kapetr
> > >
> > >
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