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On my laptop I have a dual boot of Windows XP Pro and Slackware 10. I recently upgraded the Linux kernel to 2.6.7. However, shortly after I did that the ...
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    On my laptop I have a dual boot of Windows XP Pro and Slackware 10. I recently upgraded the Linux kernel to 2.6.7. However, shortly after I did that the sound went and some applications started to act weird. For instance I couldn't get XMMS to close without logging off and when I try to play sound files the playback doesn't start.

    To test out a theory, I went into the 2.4.26 kernel and everything works perfectly. I should point out that this doesn't happen on the dual boot of the same OSs I have on my tower system. Figure that one out!

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    did you disable the old ALSA drivers from 2.4.x when you upgraded to 2.6? this could be causing the problem, since ALSA is built-in starting with 2.5 and higher
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    did you disable the old ALSA drivers from 2.4.x when you upgraded to 2.6? this could be causing the problem, since ALSA is built-in starting with 2.5 and higher
    Not intentionally. As I say the sound is fine in 2.4, but even with the sound turned right up using alsamixer it still wasn't there. Incidentally, I got the packages such as Alsa drivers and all the kernel bits from the /testing folder of CD2 of the Slack 10 distro.

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    i meant that you need to disable the old alsa drivers and use the ones in the kernel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    i meant that you need to disable the old alsa drivers and use the ones in the kernel...
    Oh, sorry - I understand now. I'll look into that and report back with the results.

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    I don't know if this helps but I am running slack 10 on my laptop too and when I recompile to 2.6 kernel Sound worked good for me but no matter anything I did like 15 compiles later I still couldn't get network to work but back to 2.4 and network works fine and sound. so I am staying with the 2.4 for now.
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    This isn't an answer, but some thing weird i experience.
    Maybe point you in different direction.

    My sound on my laptop works well with 2.4 and 2.6 kernels.

    When I boot back into Windows XP, no sound!!!
    So, after I run linux, sound works, then boot into windows, I have to reinstall the drivers.

    So, my sound card must have some sort of memory in buffers, or mother board, or something.

    But anyways, all drivers work, but maybe a bug somewhere in those drivers.

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