Bug 5382 - sndconfig can cause permanent system crash
Summary: sndconfig can cause permanent system crash
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5429
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sndconfig
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-09-26 22:44 UTC by Stephen John Smoogen
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-29 16:24:17 UTC

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Description Stephen John Smoogen 1999-09-26 22:44:19 UTC
If your system contains certain sound cards (Dell Inspiron
3500 ) you can end up with a locked system that can only be
edited from a rescue mode.

The problem is that sndconfig edits /etc/conf.modules before
it tests if your system has a working sound card. On
installing module it can crash the system. If you reboot you
cannot get around the modules being loaded even if you do
a linux single because of /etc/conf.modules syntax.

Suggested Fix:
a)  have sndconfig test modules via explicit insmod commands
and at end of run write /etc/conf.modules
b) have initscripts not load sound modules in single user

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-26 22:57:59 UTC
FWIW, sndconfig does tell you it's writing a new
conf.modules. :)

Boot with "linux nomodules"; alternatively "linux init=/bin/bash".

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-29 16:24:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5429 ***

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