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    Exclamation Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Hi,

    I lately Installed OpenSUSE 10.3

    I am not sure if every drivers are installed properly.

    My sound isn't working, but it's showing the mixer in the task bar.

    Another thing my wireless isn't recognized; it's Broadcom.

    My wired network card is recognized.. I Configured it on DHCP but when i connect a cable, it doesnt give any IP address.

    Just for the info, i have a dual boot.. Vista and Suse.

    I am not even sure if my other drivers are isntalled.

    System Information

    - Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T3400 (2.16GHz. , 667MHz. , 1MB L2)
    - 250GB 5400rpm (Serial ATA)
    - 4 GB Ram
    - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
    - Broadcom Wireless LAN
    - Realtek Fast Ethernet NIC Driver
    - JMB38X Card Reader
    - ALPS Touchpad
    - IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC

    here is the link to the laptop specs

    login.co.th - Compaq Presario CQ40-304TU - Thailand

    Can anyone help me out pleasee...

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Quote Originally Posted by shiraz_tharani View Post
    I lately Installed OpenSUSE 10.3
    ....
    My sound isn't working, but it's showing the mixer in the task bar.
    ....
    here is the link to the laptop specs
    login.co.th - Compaq Presario CQ40-304TU - Thailand
    That looks like a nice laptop. OpenSUSE-10.3 is nearing the end of its supported life, but still, there is a reasonable chance we can get the sound working on it.

    But most important is getting Internet to work. Do you have a wired connection to the internet that you can use until you get your wireless working? If not, then you may need to post again, but this time on our wireless forum (please read and follow the advice in the 3 stickies at the top of the page) in the wireless forum: Wireless - openSUSE Forums

    Reference your sound, there is guidance here for sound: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

    Note, when testing if you have sound, please copy and paste the following speaker-test into a Gnome terminal or a kde konsole:

    speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav

    Note Linux is case sensitive, and “D” is not the same as “d”. To stop the above test, while the konsole/xterm has the mouse focus, press <CTRL><C> on the keyboard. Note you should check your mixer settings (kmix if using KDE, and alsamixer if using Gnome) to ensure that PCM and Master Volume are set around 95%. Once you have basic sound established you can back off to lower volume levels. Note the test for surround sound is different.

    If that test yields errors (and its not uncommon to get errors there), try instead this more simple test:
    speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav
    You should hear a female voice saying 'FRONT LEFT', 'FRONT RIGHT' five times. Its quite common that one of those speaker tests will work and one will NOT work, so don't be distressed if that is the case. IF that test gives sound, stop now, post that the sound test gives sound, and we will look at other possible causes for your applications not giving you the sound you want (such as missing codecs, using the wrong packaged version ... etc ... ).

    Try those speaker-tests as both a regular user, and with root permissions. If you have a headset, try with your headset plugged in, and also with your headset not plugged in (for speakers).

    Assuming no sound, can you provide more very detailed information so a good recommendation can be given? For openSUSE-10.3, you can do that, with your laptop connected to the internet, by opening a gnome-terminal or a kde konsole and copy and paste the following into that terminal/konsole
    Code:
    wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
    That will run a diagnostic script and post the output to a web site on the Internet. It will give you the URL of the web site. Please post that URL here. JUST the URL.

    Also, please copy and paste the following commands one line at a time into a gnome-terminal or a konsole and post here the output:
    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 (as opposed to a guess).

    But note you MUST have internet access on that laptop for that all to work.

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Hi,

    I did the following test and came up with this result.

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> rpm -q alsa alsa-utils
    alsa-firmware
    alsa-1.0.14-31
    alsa-utils-1.0.14-27
    alsa-firmware-1.0.14-24

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav

    speaker-test 1.0.14

    Playback device is plug:front
    Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
    WAV file(s)
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav

    speaker-test 1.0.14

    Playback device is default
    Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
    WAV file(s)
    Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
    Buffer size range from 2048 to 16384
    Period size range from 1024 to 1024
    Using max buffer size 16384
    Periods = 4
    was set period_size = 1024
    was set buffer_size = 16384
    0 - Front Left

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> cat /proc/asound/version
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.14 (Thu May 31 09:03:25 2007 UTC).

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> cat /proc/asound/modules
    0 snd_hda_intel

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> cat /proc/asound/modules
    0 snd_hda_intel

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> cat /proc/asound/cards

    0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
    HDA Intel at 0xdc500000 irq 22

    So far so good i guess. for the next step i need internet.
    I will get back to you as soon as i will have a internet connection.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Quote Originally Posted by shiraz_tharani View Post
    So far so good i guess. for the next step i need internet. I will get back to you as soon as i will have a internet connection. Thanks for the help.
    It is easiest with Internet. Without Internet your Linux is really crippled.

    You could instead save the configuration to your hard drive by downloading
    Code:
    http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh
    and then copying alsa-info.sh to /home/your-user-name. Then run it from /home/your-user-name with:
    Code:
    bash alsa-info.sh --no-upload
    then go to /tmp, copy the /tmp/alsa-info.txt to a bootable PC with internet access, then copy the alsa-info.sh file to an Internet paste bin site pastebin - Type, paste, share. and provide the url.

    You do not need internet for:
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -q libasound2
    uname -a
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Hi,

    My wired is working now

    Please find the link below, it's the link you were asking for:

    http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=32...a1fc4613742dd8

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> rpm -qa | grep alsa
    alsa-utils-1.0.14-27
    alsa-1.0.14-31
    alsa-firmware-1.0.14-24
    alsa-oss-1.0.14-23
    alsa-devel-1.0.14-31
    alsa-plugins-1.0.14-41

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> rpm -qa | grep pulse
    (It gave nothing )
    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> rpm -q libasound2
    libasound2-1.0.14-31

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> uname -a
    Linux Shiraz-Laptop 2.6.22.5-31-bigsmp #1 SMP 2007/09/21 22:29:00 UTC i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    shiraz@Shiraz-Laptop:~> cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    OK, thanks for the script output. I checked your mixer, ... its very limited and is ok as it is. I note openSUSE-10.3 with the 2.6.22.5-31-bigsmp kernel and a 1.0.14 version of alsa.

    That version is struggling with your PC's hardware audio codec as it identifies it as Codec: Generic 111d ID 76b2 which means nothing to me.

    I recommend you update your version of alsa from 1.0.14 to 1.0.20 using the six zypper commands below.

    You will need to have your PC connected to the internet for this to work ...

    The commands I am going to recommend are based on your PC still having the 2.6.22.5-31-bigsmp kernel. If you have changed that to the 2.6.22.19 then the commands MUST be changed. Tell me if that is the case. You can do a final check on your kernel version by typing:
    uname -a

    So, assuming still the 2.6.22.5-31 kernel, please open a konsole/terminal, and type 'su' (no quotes) and enter the root password when prompted for a password. Then once you have root permissions, copy and paste the following six lines to update your alsa, selecting "yes" when prompted:

    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/libs/openSUSE_10.3/ multimedia
    Code:
    zypper install alsa alsa-docs libasound2
    Code:
    zypper rr multimedia
    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio:/KMP/openSUSE_10.3/ multimedia
    Code:
    zypper install alsa-driver-kmp-bigsmp
    Code:
    zypper rr multimedia
    The guidance for the above is here: Alsa-update - openSUSE Note those commands are for the 2.6.22.5-31 big smp kernel and if you update to the 2.6.22.19 kernel, then the commands WILL be different. So be careful here.

    Once those commands are finished, reboot and test your audio.

    Daily Snapshots: If it still does not work, then you can either run the script again
    Code:
    wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
    post here the output and ask for further help, or go one step further and install the daily snapshots that are available.

    Again, below is based on the 2.6.22.5-31 big smp kernel and if you update to the 2.6.22.19 kernel, then the commands WILL be different. So be careful here.

    You can install the daily snapshots by again opening a konsole/terminal, and type 'su' (no quotes) and enter the root password when prompted for a password. Then once you have root permissions, copy and paste the following six lines to update your alsa, selecting "yes" when prompted:
    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio:/snapshot/openSUSE_10.3/ multimedia
    Code:
    zypper install alsa alsa-utils alsa-tools alsa-firmware alsa-oss alsa-plugins libasound2
    Code:
    zypper rr multimedia
    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio:/KMP/openSUSE_10.3/ multimedia
    Code:
    zypper install alsa-driver-kmp-bigsmp
    Code:
    zypper rr multimedia
    and again reboot your PC when complete, and test your audio.

    If it still does not work, then you can run the script again
    Code:
    wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
    post here the output URL and ask for further help.

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Hi There,

    Sorry for staying out of touch..

    I hope you won't get angry if i tell you that i removed OpenSUSE 10.3 and installed 11.1, and we might have to do everything from the start.

    Your help would be highly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Quote Originally Posted by shiraz_tharani View Post
    I hope you won't get angry if i tell you that i removed OpenSUSE 10.3 and installed 11.1, and we might have to do everything from the start.
    It will probably be easier to get working with 11.1.

    Do you have sound now in 11.1 ?

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    How i wish, i had sound just working out of the box

    well find the info below:


    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav

    speaker-test 1.0.18

    Playback device is plug:front
    Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
    WAV file(s)
    Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
    Buffer size range from 64 to 16384
    Period size range from 32 to 8192
    Using max buffer size 16384
    Periods = 4
    was set period_size = 4096
    was set buffer_size = 16384
    0 - Front Left
    ^C

    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav

    speaker-test 1.0.18

    Playback device is default
    Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
    WAV file(s)
    Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
    Buffer size range from 2048 to 8192
    Period size range from 1024 to 1024
    Using max buffer size 8192
    Periods = 4
    was set period_size = 1024
    was set buffer_size = 8192
    0 - Front Left
    ^C

    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # alsamixer

    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # cat /proc/asound/version
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.17.

    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # cat /proc/asound/modules
    0 snd_hda_intel

    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # cat /proc/asound/card
    cat: /proc/asound/card: No such file or directory

    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # cat /proc/asound/cards
    0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
    HDA Intel at 0xdc500000 irq 22

    I do not understand why it's showing

    0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
    HDA Intel at 0xdc500000 irq 22

    It should be showing the model number of card or something right?

    One more thing, as per the guide here : SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

    YAST > HARDWARE > SOUND and select your audio card and delete it (which deletes the configuration, not the card). Then add the card, and configure the card. Test your sound.


    I did that and setup it up automatically, is that the right way to do it.
    I also tried the normal way.. the figure comes out the same

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    Default Re: Compaq CQ40-304TU Drivers for OpenSUSE10.3

    Quote Originally Posted by shiraz_tharani View Post
    Shiraz:/home/shiraz # cat /proc/asound/cards
    0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
    HDA Intel at 0xdc500000 irq 22

    I do not understand why it's showing
    ...
    It should be showing the model number of card or something right?
    Unfortunately that does not work all the time (but it does most the time).

    Sometimes the hardware is new (or exotic) and requires manual tuning.

    Assuming no sound, can you provide more very detailed information so a good recommendation can be given? For openSUSE-11.1, you can do that, with your laptop connected to the internet, by opening a gnome-terminal or a kde konsole and twice copy and paste the following into that terminal/konsole
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh
    Run it the 1st time with root permissions. It will ask if you wish to do an update of the script. Select YES.

    Then run it again (as either a regular user or as root). This time it will diagnose your PC's hardware and software configuration for audio, and it will post its output on the Internet/web. It will give you the URL of the web site. Please post that URL here. JUST the URL.

    Also, please copy and paste the following commands one line at a time into a gnome-terminal or a konsole and post here the output:
    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.

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