I looked for the Asus M2Ne motherboard on the Linux incompatibility list: Motherboards
Originally Posted by ioask4it
I note it is reported as not compatible with some older Linux versions: ASUS M2N-E SLI (KERNEL < 2.6.20)
I do not know if it is compatible with kernels after 2.6.21
You may wish to check your motherboard BIOS settings to see if sound is switched ON in the motherboard.
You could also try updating to 1.0.23 of alsa: Alsa-update - openSUSE Note after you think you have finished your alsa update, check :
and if you have the same versions as before, then your update failed and you need to try again.
rpm -qa '*alsa*'
rpm -q libasound2
You could also write a bug report on openSUSE component "sound" on openSUSE-11.2.
Attach (don't copy and paste, but attach) to the bug report the text file from running:
and that will create the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt which can be added as an attachment. That has bunch of technical info that may show the alsa dev what is wrong with the alsa driver, IF you also describe the audio symptoms.
Note the SuSE-GmbH packager for sound is also an alsa developer, and if he fixes this, the fix gets sent upstream and ALL Linux distributions will benefit from your efforts with him.
There is guidance here for raising bug reports: Submitting Bug Reports - openSUSE .... The alsa developer/openSUSE packager, may ask that you try a few different alsa versions, and hence if your schedule is too busy for such support (and I definitely know what that can be like) then its probably best NOT to write such a bug report.
Don't reference this thread, as the SuSE-GmbH packager refuses to read forum threads. Its important the bug report has all the salient information.
Good luck !!