[alsa-devel] PATCH: Fix snd-hda-intel boot hang on ASUS A8N-VM

Michael Tokarev mjt at tls.msk.ru
Fri Mar 19 20:26:35 CET 2010

Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:17:52 -0400,
> Brian Lindholm wrote:
>> This patch fixes a regression in 2.6.33.x.  Was working in 2.6.32.x.
>>    Symptom:  Hang on boot at "HDA Intel".  Boots only if on-board sound 
>> is disabled or if "snd-hda-intel.enable_msi=0" is appended to boot 
>> parameters.
>>    Machine:  ASUS A8N-VM with Athlon-X2 processor.
> Thanks for the patch.  The issue was already fixed in a different way,
> namely, disable MSI for all Nvidia controller chips.  The fix will be
> included in the next pull request and stable kernel.

Can you provide a bit more information?  I've the same issue at
hand, on an Acer Aspire 9300 notebook, also with nvidia chipset.
So far I disabled snd-hda-intel module loading, but it'd be nice
to actually have sound working on this machine, as well as to
test the patch... ;)



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