After installing openSUSE 11.3 I am finding that I cannot recieve any audio with video with any application.
I can hear certain types of audio, it seems any audio that is not attached to video. I can hear the welcome chime through my speakers after I log in to openSUSE and I can also listen to .MP3 files played with Amarok. I can watch videos with multiple players, YouTube videos etc., but there is no audio happening with the video.
I am thinking now this may actually be a hardware problem, since it seems to persist with different software, and only with audio attached to video. I'm thinking maybe there is a problem with my graphics card and its driver (or a lackthereof), although I'm unsure of why I can still watch video. I don't receive any error messages or anything, nor have I attempted to manually install any drivers for my existing hardware. I tried cranking every volume control I could find, including the system volume, but still no volume with video (its weird, its like I can hear it a tiny bit when I crank it, perhaps this is just the internal system beep speaker trying to fill in for the gfx card?).
The card I'm currently using is an NVIDIA card and although its not exactly old, I have read about some problems with NVIDIA being reluctant to produce drivers for Linux in the past. After some brief googling of NVIDIA and Linux, I was surprised to see that NVIDIA has an entire portion of their site devoted to UNIX/Linux and open source drivers (perhaps they're doing better now).
Can anyone please offer up some assistance here? Is there any way that I can troubleshoot this problem, or do you think the solution is simply purchasing another graphics card from a vendor that has a good reputation for Linux support?
Any assistance at all would be helpful here, I'm kinda lost for ideas here and I don't know much about drivers for Linux.