July 5th, 2004, 23:58
I am running Freebsd 4.10 stable on a workstation of mine, and it has a soundblaster live gold sound card in it (which I think may be problematic...read on). When I start up the machine and get into X, I can do anything at all, and the box is rock solid. As soon as I do something that requires an extented audio stream, IE listening to shoutcast music, or playing a video...the machine works for a while, then hard locks up.

anyone else experience anything like this ? or have an idea WTF could cause it?

I am going to replace the sound card tmorrow and see if that will help anything.

I have not yet even googled for this yet, I just felt like posting on SE http://screamingelectron.org/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

July 6th, 2004, 11:38
Hmm, just out of curiosity, do you have the ability to either

A) Try another os, as in dual boot or use a live cd
B) Vouch that the card is good, and it is very likely that it is purely sofware gone bad (Next show in my series of PC attacks, on Fox).

Just a few thoughts.

July 8th, 2004, 23:04
well I got my problems solved, following some googling and reading of an article, http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2002/09/19/FreeBSD_Basics.html

I had to recompile my kernel with some new options and a couple other tweaks, and things seem to work good now.

July 9th, 2004, 00:58
Any chance we can get yoiu to post your kernel config file?