[PlanetCCRMA] kernel-2.4.23 rme9652 woes rh80

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Dec 17 15:04:00 2003

> This is weird. Looking in /var/cache/apt/archives apt-get correctly pulled
> kernel-2.4.23-1.ll.rh80.ccrma_2.4.23-1.ll.rh80.ccrma_athlon.rpm and the
> alsa-kernel-2.4.23-1.ll.rh80.ccrma_1.0.0-1.rc2.cvs.rh80.ccrma_athlon.rpm

Sounds right. Just in case, could you check that the proper kernel
modules are in fact installed? Do a:
  find /lib/modules/2.4.23-1.ll.rh90.ccrma -name snd-\
That should list a bunch of alsa modules. 
Also verify that you are booting into the kernel you think you are (I'm
sure you already did this):
  uname -r

> However, the snd-rme9652 module will not load. In fact, on boot the
> system just does not see the card at all. Yet after the system is up,
> lspci shows the card sitting there on the pci bus. I've tried booting
> with both pci=noacpi and acpi=off without affect. 
> Selecting the 2.4.22-6 kernel on boot brings the Hammerfall back into
> the system just fine.

That is, as you say, weird. It would suggest you do not have the alsa
kernel modules installed. 
After you boot into 2.4.23, what happens if you do a:
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound stop
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound start
What sort of error messages do you get?
-- Fernando