Hi Chris,
i m interested in knowing the name of this alternate sound driver, as my verdex XL6P also refuses to shutdown/reboot and rmmod'ing snd_soc_gumstix causes an Ooops, obviously leaves the module in place and renders the sound card useless.

Cheers,
Gilles

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 4:16 AM, Chris Dollar <chris.dollar@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Pablo,

I think there is an issue with the snd-soc-gumstix driver that causes
it to not unload properly, which in turn causes shutdowns and reboots
to hang. If you don't need the sound drivers I would just disable them
and you should be fine. If you are using sound there is an alternate
driver that you can use that won't impact the shutdown process. I have
some notes here somewhere about that other driver -- if you need it
let me know and I'll see if I can dig up the notes about it.

Chris