I've been trying to get the 2.4.4 kernel working with a fairly standard
RedHat 7.1 installation on a Toshiba 4010CDT laptop, in response to
the foobar-edness of the opl3sa2 driver in the 2.4.2-2 kernel. I've got
the kernel booting fine, and everything seems to run smoothly except for
1) The first time I booted into 2.4.4 an autoconfigure screen came up
asking me if I wanted to configure my Xircom 10/100mbps ethernet
controller. I said yes, then it asked if I wanted to migrate the existing
configuration. I also said yes. Then, for the first time ever,
"intialising eth0" came up OK! HOORAY! It has always delayed due to
PCMCIA not being up. I have no idea if this is a purely cosmetic change or
if something real is happening there... unfortunately, the point is moot
because then, although net configuration claims eth0 is active, all hosts,
including my gateway, are unreachable. If I reboot under 2.4.2-2, it asks
to remove the Xircom configuration, goes back to delaying eth0
initialisation and then the card works again... go fig.
2) I no longer get the dreaded "error accessing /dev/audio" message in
sndconfig. Instead, it just shows me the modprobe results on driver
opl3sa2 - namely, that no device was found. If I modprobe manually on
opl3sa2 it says the same thing. Does this mean my pnp settings are goofed?
Or is there another, more subtle workaround? Or am I missing something
I would really appreciate any feedback from someone who has a clue, I've
been stuck on this problem for awhile, and I hate having to boot up Lose98
in order to play my music!
Jones E. Versichoran