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    Default Headphone and speakers are playing @ same time

    I'm a new opensuse (and linux)-user and I think it's great! But now I've got a problem:
    When I want to listen to music or to watch a film by using only the headphones, the speakers also play it.
    I googled it and there were many people with the same problem but I couldn't find an answer.
    In the application browser I changed the settings of the sound controller. Here's a photo:

    Usually it has to work now, doesn't it?

    Is someone able to help me or does anyone of you have the same problem? And please don't write a complicated explanation

    (sorry for my bad English, I'm from Austria and only 14... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura4849 View Post
    I'm a new opensuse (and linux)-user and I think it's great! But now I've got a problem:
    When I want to listen to music or to watch a film by using only the headphones, the speakers also play it.
    Laura, typically this happens when one's hardware is relatively new, and one needs to either custom tune the existing alsa configuration, or one needs to update one's driver (or it simply has not been fixed yet, and one has to write a bug report on alsa/opensuse).

    Please, can you run a diagnostic script? Please with your pc connected to the internet, copy and paste the following into an xterm/konsole:
    Code:
    wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
    when prompted for a password, enter the root password. When the script is complete it will pass you a URL. Post that URL here

    Also, please copy and paste following one line at a time into an xterm/konsole and paste output here:
    rpm -qa grep alsa
    rpm -qa grep pulse
    rpm -q libasound2
    uname -a
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

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    Default Re: Headphone and speakers are playing @ same time

    Thank You for Your help!

    This is the URL:
    tsalsa.txt - nopaste.com (beta)


    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -qa grep alsa
    grep-2.5.2-73.1
    alsa-1.0.16-39.1

    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -qa grep pulse
    grep-2.5.2-73.1
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -q libasound2
    libasound2-1.0.16-39.1
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # uname -a
    Linux linux-vuvw 2.6.25.9-0.2-default #1 SMP 2008-06-28 00:00:07 +0200 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
    # 5Dex.V_vs2vY7aQ4:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel


    I hope what I did is correct. Thank You again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura4849 View Post
    Thank You for Your help!

    This is the URL:
    tsalsa.txt - nopaste.com (beta)


    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -qa grep alsa
    grep-2.5.2-73.1
    alsa-1.0.16-39.1

    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -qa grep pulse
    grep-2.5.2-73.1
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -q libasound2
    libasound2-1.0.16-39.1
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # uname -a
    Linux linux-vuvw 2.6.25.9-0.2-default #1 SMP 2008-06-28 00:00:07 +0200 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
    # 5Dex.V_vs2vY7aQ4:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel


    I hope what I did is correct. Thank You again!
    Hi Laura, you did it perfect, but I screwed up! Can you type the following "corrected" commands and post here the output?
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -qa | grep pulse

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura4849 View Post
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # uname -a
    Linux linux-vuvw 2.6.25.9-0.2-default #1 SMP 2008-06-28 00:00:07 +0200 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    You have an "interim" kernel version with 2.6.25.9. OpenSUSE-11 was released with 2.6.25.5. It was updated a few times, with the latest version being 2.6.25.11. The "problem" with keeping 2.6.25.9 is if you ever wish to use a "build service" application that needs a specific kernel, they tend to build only for the initial kernel (2.6.25.5) and the latest kernel (currently 2.6.25.11).

    Quote Originally Posted by laura4849 View Post
    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
    # 5Dex.V_vs2vY7aQ4:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    You could try some updates to the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file. I note you have an MSI VR610 with an ATI_SB and an ALC883 hardware audio codec. The ALSA-Configuration.txt file offers a number of different "model options" for the ALC883: Ref: Linux Kernel Documentation :: sound : alsa : ALSA-Configuration.txt
    Code:
    857		ALC883/888
    858		  3stack-dig	3-jack with SPDIF I/O
    859		  6stack-dig	6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O
    860		  3stack-6ch    3-jack 6-channel
    861		  3stack-6ch-dig 3-jack 6-channel with SPDIF I/O
    862		  6stack-dig-demo  6-jack digital for Intel demo board
    863		  acer		Acer laptops (Travelmate 3012WTMi, Aspire 5600, etc)
    864		  acer-aspire	Acer Aspire 9810
    865		  medion	Medion Laptops
    866		  medion-md2	Medion MD2
    867		  targa-dig	Targa/MSI
    868		  targa-2ch-dig	Targs/MSI with 2-channel
    869		  laptop-eapd   3-jack with SPDIF I/O and EAPD (Clevo M540JE, M550JE)
    870		  lenovo-101e	Lenovo 101E
    871		  lenovo-nb0763	Lenovo NB0763
    872		  lenovo-ms7195-dig Lenovo MS7195
    873		  haier-w66	Haier W66
    874		  6stack-hp	HP machines with 6stack (Nettle boards)
    875		  3stack-hp	HP machines with 3stack (Lucknow, Samba boards)
    876		  6stack-dell	Dell machines with 6stack (Inspiron 530)
    877		  mitac		Mitac 8252D
    878		  auto		auto-config reading BIOS (default)
    Hence you could try each of those model's in turn, until you find one that works. May I suggest you start with "auto", followed by some others. How many plugs (audio in/out jacks) on the back of your laptop? Typically there are 3 or 6.

    One possible /etc/modprobe.d/sound file edit you could try is:
    Code:
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=auto
    # 5Dex.V_vs2vY7aQ4:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    save the change and restart your alsa from an xterm/konsole with root permissions with: rcalsasound restart and test your headphone/speakers. If that doesn't work, then replace "auto" with some of the other options (restarting alsa with each attempt) such as "3stack-dig", ... etc ... Note typically "3stack" refers to a PC with 3 audio plugs and "6stack" refers to a PC with 6 audio plugs. I do not know how many your PC has. Sometimes model assignments associated with another brand laptop will work with your laptop. (ie maybe "acer" or "medeon", ... etc ... or another will work ... its a trial and error approach).

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    THANK YOU!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Hi Laura, you did it perfect, but I screwed up! Can you type the following "corrected" commands and post here the output?
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -qa | grep pulse

    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -qa | grep alsa
    alsa-oss-1.0.15-48.1
    alsa-utils-1.0.16-35.1
    alsa-1.0.16-39.1
    alsa-driver-kmp-default-1.0.16.20080727_2.6.25.11_0.1-1.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
    alsa-plugins-1.0.16-57.1

    linux-vuvw:/home/laura # rpm -qa | grep pulse
    pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-0.9.10-26.1
    gstreamer-0_10-pulse-0.9.5-54.1
    pulseaudio-module-lirc-0.9.10-26.1
    libpulse0-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-0.9.10-26.1
    libpulse-mainloop-glib0-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-module-gconf-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-esound-compat-0.9.10-26.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
    libpulsecore4-0.9.10-26.1
    libpulse-browse0-0.9.10-26.1
    pulseaudio-utils-0.9.10-26.1



    How can I update my kernel version? (Sorry for my stupid questions, but I'm still having too little knowledge about linux..)


    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    One possible /etc/modprobe.d/sound file edit you could try is:
    Code:
    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=auto
    # 5Dex.V_vs2vY7aQ4:SBx00 Azalia
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    save the change and restart your alsa from an xterm/konsole with root permissions with: rcalsasound restart and test your headphone/speakers. If that doesn't work, then replace "auto" with some of the other options (restarting alsa with each attempt) such as "3stack-dig", ... etc ... Note typically "3stack" refers to a PC with 3 audio plugs and "6stack" refers to a PC with 6 audio plugs. I do not know how many your PC has. Sometimes model assignments associated with another brand laptop will work with your laptop. (ie maybe "acer" or "medeon", ... etc ... or another will work ... its a trial and error approach).
    In the command line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura4849 View Post
    How can I update my kernel version? (Sorry for my stupid questions, but I'm still having too little knowledge about linux..)
    There are many ways to do this. Most users will be told of the kernel update by SuSE updater (in the lower right hand corner of their desktop) and use that to update their kernel. Other users will do an update by YaST > Software > Software management. Some will use zypper in a konsole to do the update. Others will use a different software manager, such as Smart Software Package Manager. Some will even install the new kernel and keep the old kernel, and they do that by first downloading the kernel rpmto their hard drive, and they update the kernel by rpm command: "rpm -ivh kernel-<their-kernel-version.rpm>

    In all cases, before doing a kernel update, I recommend 1st backing up one's /boot/grub/menu.lst file, ... and then after the kernel update is in place, BEFORE rebooting check the new /boot/grub/menu.lst file, against the old /boot/grub/menu.lst file, compare the two, and make certain the changes make sence. And only then reboot.

    Some basic openSUSE concepts: Concepts - openSUSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura4849 View Post
    In the command line?
    In an xterm/konsole, as I noted in my post. If you are a gnome user it will be an xterm, and if you are a KDE user it will be a konsole.

    If you do not know what those are, please advise.

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