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    Unhappy opensuse 11 frustrations

    there are essentially three:
    problem 1:
    the graphics look weird ... when scrolling, the texts get all wishy-washy ... when running the cursor over menues, they get all messed up ... and the window headers often take a strange kind of pattern;
    problem 2:
    wireless ... a) i have got an internal wireless card from realtek (rtl8187l) ... as in opensuse 10.3, it's not recognized by yast ... tried to install the driver i downloaded from the manufacturer, but for some reason this is not working anymore (this used to work with the "./wlan0up" command from the folder via terminal) ...
    b) so i thought: well, let's invest in a usb wireless usb adapter (linksys wusb100) and go via madwifi ... madwifi that came with the distro doesn't work either, yast doesn't find the adapter, so i am totally in the dark on this one ...
    problem 3:
    my headphone outlet doesn't work anymore i have got sound from the integrated speakers, but if i try to plug in headphones, absolute silence ...
    i must say: so far i am not quite as happy with this new distro as i was with 10.3 ... hope you can help
    specs:
    gateway t1616 notebook
    2gigs ram
    150gigs harddrive
    single boot (this is a linux only pc)
    opensuse 11 (downloaded june 26)
    kernel Linux 2.6.25.9-0.2-default x86_64
    processor amd turion 64x2, speed 1.6 gig

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 frustrations

    Have u made a bug report for all these?
    If not plz do
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    yes ... send it off along with the inquiry ... thanks, theo

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    Quote Originally Posted by topitz View Post
    problem 3:
    my headphone outlet doesn't work anymore i have got sound from the integrated speakers, but if i try to plug in headphones, absolute silence ...
    ...... specs: gateway t1616 notebook
    ..... kernel Linux 2.6.25.9-0.2-default x86_64
    This works on most laptops, but not all. When you say "absolute silence" I assume you mean sound stops on your speakers, and you get no sound from your headphones?

    Typically, this is because you have a bad setting in your mixer. Don't forget to turn the headphones volume up in the mixer.

    When you get your laptop on the Internet (which you haven't got yet), please, can you copy and paste (and run) the following diagnostic script in an xterm/konsole while your Laptop is connected to the Internet? When prompted for a password, please enter your root password. And where asked to type information, if you do not understand a question, please type "NO". Also, please report the # of input/output jacks as best you can. The command to run the script is here:
    Code:
    wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
    Please also post the output of copying and pasting the following commands one line at a time in an xterm/konsole:
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -qa | grep pulse
    rpm -q libasound2

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 frustrations

    thanks you for replying ... i ran the scripts, still no sound when headphones are plugged in ... theo

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by topitz View Post
    thanks you for replying ... i ran the scripts, still no sound when headphones are plugged in ... theo
    The scripts are NOT designed to fix your sound. They are designed to provide information. They give you a URL that links to a page, where a summary of your computer's audio hardware and audio software configuration information is posted.

    Please paste here that URL.

    The idea is I am to read that URL, and based on that I will try to give you a recommendation.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by topitz View Post
    still no sound when headphones are plugged in ... theo
    In addition to providing the URL producted by running the diagnostic script, please provide the output of the commands I asked you to run in this post:
    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Please also post the output of copying and pasting the following commands one line at a time in an xterm/konsole:
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -qa | grep pulse
    rpm -q libasound2
    Thankyou.

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    sorry ... still kinda new to this ... anyway:
    the url: tsalsa.txt - nopaste.com (beta)

    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel,snd-hda-intel
    # dP62.3eubOLksOn3:Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    # 5Dex.uqQijx37meA:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-1 snd-hda-intel

    rpm -qa | grep alsa

    kalsatools-1.5.0-544.1
    python-alsaaudio-0.3-0.pm.1
    alsa-1.0.16-39.1
    python-alsaaudio-debugsource-0.3-0.pm.1
    alsa-patch-bay-1.0.0-0.pm.2
    alsaplayer-0.99.80-1.pm.1
    alsa-plugins-samplerate-32bit-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-firmware-1.0.16-24.1
    python-alsaaudio-debuginfo-0.3-0.pm.1
    alsa-tools-1.0.16-47.1
    java-1_6_0-sun-alsa-1.6.0.u6-8.1
    alsa-plugins-maemo-32bit-1.0.16-57.1
    balsa-lang-2.3.23-27.1
    alsa-plugins-maemo-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-devel-1.0.16-39.1
    cairo-dock-alsaMixer-1.6.0.2-2.pm.20080621
    tritonus-alsa-0.3.7-1.pm.cvs20080107
    alsa-oss-32bit-1.0.15-48.1
    alsa-plugins-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-docs-1.0.16-39.1
    gmerlin-alsa-0.3.7-0.pm.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
    java-1_5_0-sun-alsa-1.5.0_update15-12.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-utils-1.0.16-35.1
    alsa-plugins-jack-1.0.16-57.1
    FA_clalsadrv-1.2.2-0.pm.3
    alsa-tools-gui-1.0.16-47.1
    alsa-plugins-samplerate-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-oss-1.0.15-48.1
    alsa-plugins-jack-32bit-1.0.16-57.1
    balsa-2.3.23-27.1
    alsamixergui-0.9.0rc1-705.1
    alsa-plugins-32bit-1.0.16-57.1

    rpm -qa | grep pulse

    libpulsecore5-0.9.10-0.pm.1
    pulseaudio-utils-0.9.10-26.1
    gstreamer-0_10-pulse-debugsource-0.9.7-42.pm.1
    gstreamer-0_10-pulse-0.9.7-42.pm.1
    libpulse-browse0-0.9.10-26.1
    libpulse-devel-doc-0.9.10-0.pm.1
    libpulsecore4-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-0.9.10-26.1
    libpulse-mainloop-glib0-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-debuginfo-0.9.10-0.pm.1
    pulseaudio-module-jack-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-module-lirc-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-0.9.10-26.1
    xmms-pulse-0.9.4-0.pm.1
    xmms-pulse-debuginfo-0.9.4-0.pm.1
    libpulse-devel-0.9.10-26.1
    xmms-pulse-debugsource-0.9.4-0.pm.1
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.14-0.pm.0
    libpulse0-0.9.10-26.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
    libao-pulse-0.9.3-123.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit-1.0.16-57.1
    pulseaudio-module-gconf-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-debugsource-0.9.10-0.pm.1
    gstreamer-0_10-pulse-debuginfo-0.9.7-42.pm.1
    pulseaudio-esound-compat-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-libs-0.9.10-0.pm.1
    audacious-plugins-output-pulse-1.5.1-0.pm.8
    gmerlin-pulseaudio-0.3.7-0.pm.1
    libpulse0-32bit-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-0.9.10-26.1
    libpulse-simple0-0.9.10-0.pm.1

    rpm -q libasound2

    libasound2-1.0.16-39.1

    thanks again ... theo

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    Default Re: opensuse 11 frustrations

    Quote Originally Posted by topitz View Post
    there are essentially three:
    b) so i thought: well, let's invest in a usb wireless usb adapter (linksys wusb100) and go via madwifi ... madwifi that came with the distro doesn't work either, yast doesn't find the adapter, so i am totally in the dark on this one ...
    Madwifi doesn't support USB dongles. Try Ndiswrapper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topitz View Post
    sorry ... still kinda new to this ... anyway:
    the url: tsalsa.txt - nopaste.com (beta)
    Thanks. That tells me 64-bit openSUSE-10.3 with a STAC9205 hardware audio codec.

    Reference your mixer, I note you have IEC958 ON. Try switching it off to see if it makes any difference.
    Code:
    Amixer contents for card 1 [HDMI] _____________________________________        
    amixer set 'IEC958',0 on
    .

    I can't see anthing obviously wrong with your configuration. I am somewhat taken aback by the number of alsa and pulseaudio apps you have installed. Why so many? IMHO the more you install, the more likely you are to break something. Did you take precise notes of what you installed on your own (without a solid reason? If so, you could considering cleaning that up and removing... carefully ... very carefully). But don't remove if you don't know exactly what you are doing.

    Anyway, what I propose is we try some edits to your /etc/modprobe.d/sound file. You posted this:
    Code:
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel,snd-hda-intel
    # dP62.3eubOLksOn3:Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    # 5Dex.uqQijx37meA:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-1 snd-hda-intel
    The ALSA-Configuration.txt file gives these options for a STAC9205:
    Code:
    	STAC9205/9254
    	  ref		Reference board
    	  dell-m42	Dell (unknown)
    	  dell-m43	Dell Precision
    	  dell-m44	Dell Inspiron
    So try the following /etc/modprobe.d/sound file (saving the file after your changes):
    Code:
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel,snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m42
    # dP62.3eubOLksOn3:Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    # 5Dex.uqQijx37meA:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-1 snd-hda-intel
    and then restart your alsa from an xterm/konsole with root permissions with: rcalsasound restart testing your sound.

    If that doesn't work, replace "dell-m42" with "dell-m43", save the file, restart your sound with rcalsasound restart testing your sound.

    If that doesn't work, replace "dell-m43" with "dell-m44", save the file, restart your sound with rcalsasound restart testing your sound.

    If that doesn't work, then I note an update to the STAC9205 between alsa 16RC2 (which you have) and alsa 1.0.16 (final release) on the STAC9205 mute capability:
    Search results - AlsaProject for STAC9205

    In which case, you may need to update your alsa per the guidance here:
    Alsa-update - openSUSE-11.0 via zypper

    ... but one cautionary note, the examples in that guide are for users who have the nominal alsa packages installed, ... and not a bunch extra. You appear to have installed a BUNCH extra ..... Hence it may not help you.

    Anyway, good luck !!

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