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    Default No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    Hello
    I recently installed OpenSuse11 and KDE4 onto my computer (working 100% fine in 10.3 and Kde3.5) and now I have no sound.

    It seems in Yast2 > Hardware > Sound, the card is recognised but no matter what I do, I just can not get any sound.

    (Before anyone says anything, yes I have checked the speakers are connected, turned on and not on "mute" in kmix)

    I don't know what information to post but I am online for the rest of tonight and can post anything you may need.

    The soundcard is a Soundblaster 2 Audigy ZS, old by today's standards but does the job for me

    Thank you as always in advance for any assistance!

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    Default Re: No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    Quote Originally Posted by badger_fruit View Post
    (Before anyone says anything, yes I have checked the speakers are connected, turned on and not on "mute" in kmix)
    Understand, .... but please, ... can you check your mixer one more time ... per this guide:
    [Solution] Creative Audigy 1/2 + 11.0 + KDE/GNOME + ALSA - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Understand, .... but please, ... can you check your mixer one more time ... per this guide:
    [Solution] Creative Audigy 1/2 + 11.0 + KDE/GNOME + ALSA - openSUSE Forums
    oldcpu, you are my hero!
    I should have come out of noob mode and searched the forum lol but i think my brain was too fried with clicking about to no avail hahaha!!!


    Thank you again!!

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    Default Re: No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    I also do not have sound in my new installation of opensuse 11.0. I have been using 10.3 ever since it was released with no problems. This laptop has both versions installed. My 10.3 has both the wireless and sound working, but when I boot into 11.0 I have no sound at all. Prior to configuring the wireless with NDISWRAPPER the sound was working. It seems to be some sort of conflict with wireless and sound. Currently it indicates I have no sound card, however I can see the details of the "detected" sound card in YAST2 under hardware. I've gotten all the updates complete and have been working this problem since 11.0 was available. My laptop is a Compaq 2598US and worked like a charm with 10.3. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? I'm currently using KDE 3.5 because I thought the problem may have been with the KDE 4 mixer, but it wasn't. KDE 3.5 mixer says no sound card and no sliders available to configure. When I try to configure the sound card manually in YAST2 it locks up the computer and I have to reboot.

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    Default Re: No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    Quote Originally Posted by sgbrockman View Post
    My laptop is a Compaq 2598US and worked like a charm with 10.3. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? I'm currently using KDE 3.5 because I thought the problem may have been with the KDE 4 mixer, but it wasn't. .
    I would like to try help.

    I searched the openSUSE HCL for laptops to see if you had entered sound configuration details/information on your laptop there, but you had not, so I am going to have to ask a bunch of questions.

    My reference for the questions is the openSUSE audio troubleshooting guide:
    SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

    With your laptop connected to the internet (assuming you can get a wired connection) can you run a diagnostic script that will post information on your laptop's hardware/software audio configuration to a pastebin site. Specifically, copy and paste the following line to a konosle:
    Code:
    wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
    When prompted for a password enter the root password. When it is complete it will give you a URL. Please paste that URL here.

    Also, please run the following commands in a konsole and paste their output here:
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -qa | grep pulse
    rpm -q libasound2
    uname -a
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound


    With that information, I may be able to make a recommendation that will help.

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    Default Re: No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    Using the link you provided, it went through various screens of questions, then froze when it reached this point:

    lsof: status error on /dev/dsp*: No such file or directory
    cat: /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/info: No such file or directory
    amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory

    I'll run the remainder of your suggestions and post them.

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    Here is the output after running the remainder of those commands:

    sgbrockman@laplinux11:~> rpm -qa | grep alsa
    alsa-utils-1.0.16-35.1
    alsa-plugins-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-1.0.16-39.1
    alsa-oss-1.0.15-48.1
    sgbrockman@laplinux11:~> rpm -qa | grep pulse
    sgbrockman@laplinux11:~> rpm -q libasound2
    libasound2-1.0.16-39.1
    sgbrockman@laplinux11:~> uname -a
    Linux laplinux11 2.6.25.9-0.2-pae #1 SMP 2008-06-28 00:00:07 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    sgbrockman@laplinux11:~> cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

    options snd slots=snd-ali5451
    # H0_h.z99F9d4RLw6:M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device
    alias snd-card-0 snd-ali5451
    sgbrockman@laplinux11:~>

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    Default Re: No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    Quote Originally Posted by sgbrockman View Post
    Using the link you provided, it went through various screens of questions, then froze when it reached this point:

    lsof: status error on /dev/dsp*: No such file or directory
    cat: /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/info: No such file or directory
    amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory

    I'll run the remainder of your suggestions and post them.
    Hmmm... without the script, its hard to make a good recommendation. Try this other script:
    Code:
    wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
    and if it completes, post the URL that it provides here.

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    Default Re: No sound in Suse11/Kde4

    Quote Originally Posted by sgbrockman View Post
    options snd slots=snd-ali5451
    # H0_h.z99F9d4RLw6:M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device
    alias snd-card-0 snd-ali5451
    OK, thats consistent with what I see a Gentoo user (who has a Compaq 2598us), where that user noted the audio is an ALi M5451 which uses a snd-ali5451.

    I searched the ALSA-Configuration.txt file, and found this:
    Code:
      Module snd-ali5451
      ------------------
    
        Module for ALi M5451 PCI chip.
    
        pcm_channels    - Number of hardware channels assigned for PCM
        spdif           - Support SPDIF I/O
        		    - Default: disabled
    
        This module supports one chip and autoprobe.
    
        The power-management is supported.
    Which doesn't say much.

    Pending confirmation from a review of the diagnostic script, I'm thinking the best thing to do is try to update to the latest alsa. There are rpms available for an easy update of alsa. I can help you there.

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