Bug 432966 - Unstable boot; audio drivers frequently don't load
Summary: Unstable boot; audio drivers frequently don't load
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-release
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-15 14:16 UTC by Stephen Miller
Modified: 2013-01-10 01:47 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:59:43 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
current fie (audio OK). Earlier file attached to bug 432258. Will resubmit with non-working audio if requested. (20.34 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-15 14:16 UTC, Stephen Miller
no flags Details
recent portion of /var/log/messages (802 bytes, text/plain)
2008-02-21 14:05 UTC, Stephen Miller
no flags Details
latest snips from /var/log/messages, dmesg. (2.72 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-23 15:22 UTC, Stephen Miller
no flags Details

Description Stephen Miller 2008-02-15 14:16:18 UTC
Description of problem: 
Audio drivers frequently don't load

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: 
About 50% of boot attempts

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Normal boot (from hard drive)
Actual results:
Audio drivers don't load (no sound)

Expected results:
Sound expected

Additional info:
After failure, the soundcard detection menu is opened and audio drivers
reloaded, followed by reboot. Success usually occurs within 1-5 subsequent
reboots, reloading the drivers as described each time.

Comment 1 Stephen Miller 2008-02-15 14:16:18 UTC
Created attachment 295006 [details]
current fie (audio OK). Earlier file attached to bug 432258. Will resubmit with non-working audio if requested.

Comment 2 Stephen Miller 2008-02-17 15:01:26 UTC
Ran another test: Simply rebooting several times produces the same result; no
need to attempt to reload drivers as previously described. Sometimes OK on
initial boot, sometimes takes as many as 5 reboots. Success appears to be random.

Comment 3 Stephen Miller 2008-02-21 14:05:49 UTC
Created attachment 295508 [details]
recent portion of /var/log/messages

Seems to indicate a random uart/interrupt problem. Not sure what to do next.

Comment 4 Stephen Miller 2008-02-23 15:22:51 UTC
Created attachment 295702 [details]
latest snips from /var/log/messages, dmesg.

Latest attachment seems to be the best collection of clues.

Comment 5 Stephen Miller 2008-03-13 18:29:02 UTC
Problem seems to have vanished since receiving the latest automatic updates.
I'll consider it fixed unless it reappears.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 09:49:34 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:59:43 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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