Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76148
Kernel update 2.4.18-17.8.0 causes esd to hang on Dell Latitude C800
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
After updating the 8.0 kernel via RHN, the gnome desktop (specifically Nautilus
and panels) hangs after starting apps from the panel. Also no sound is produced.
After jumping to a shell and killing the esd process, the gnome session comes
back to life, but of course no sound.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH Linux 8.0 on a Dell Latitude C800 laptop (has a P3 1GHz and 512MB
RAM if that matters, and has an ES1983S Maestro 3i PCI integrated sound card,
that probably does matter)
2. Apply all updates available via up2date from RHN
3. reboot and then log in to the gnome session with a user login (didn't try it
with root) and start a few apps. Starting evolution and/or rt click on the
Volume Control panel applet and starting the Volume Control app seems to do the
Actual Results: The panel stops repainting and no other apps can be started
from Gnome it seems until the esd process is killed.
Expected Results: everything should work like it does on the original kernel
Booting the original kernel, everything works fine.
I'm seeing this too on the same model. If I boot from the -14 kernel sound works
My C800 has the same problem also!!
I have a Dell Inspiron 4000 (P III 600 MHz, ESS Maestro3(i) sound device) and
the symptoms are somewhat different but I think could be related. I observed the
following after updating to the new kernel (2.4.18-17.8.0) via up2date.
- apps inside nautilus don't freeze, they just crash often (not always), e. g.
the first time I select "system settings" as root. I don't think I saw this
behavior with the original kernel (2.4.18-14).
- CDs can play (at fairly low volume) but the sound control panel has no effect
and I can't play sounds for events.
I reverted to the original kernel and the problems disappeared.
Same problem with Dell Latitude C600. Reverting fixes.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 and the same problem. No more sound after the kernel
I'm seeing the a similar problem on a Dell Latitude C810 with the ESS Maestro3
card after the kernel upgrade of just not having any sound at all. When trying
to play sound there are problems loading the sound-slot-1 and sound-service-1-0
Oct 21 13:22:01 nebuchadnezzar modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-slot-1
Oct 21 13:22:01 nebuchadnezzar modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
Add another C600 to the list...
Even worse for me since using the old kernel didn't fix it -- even uninstalling
the newer one didn't help -- I'm running with 2.4.18-14 and esd is very dead.
(If anyone who gets this knows what to do to revive it with the old kernel I
will be happy for a hint...)
For the record, in case someone else panics when booting the old kernel doesn't
work -- I could get it to work after powering the machine down.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76171 ***