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    phatsteve NNTP User

    Default SIS AC'97 problems for beginner

    Hi, this is my first post here, and the fist time I've installed opensuse.
    I have a problem with my soundcard. The sound worked fine with the liveCD,
    and also worked with opensuse installed untill I installed nvidia drivers.
    After searching these forums I issued these commands:-

    linux-1qks:/home/mariosuse # cat /proc/asound/version
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.20-git20090808.
    Compiled on Aug 8 2009 for kernel 2.6.27.25-0.1-default (SMP).

    linux-1qks:/home/mariosuse # cat /proc/asound/modules
    0 snd_intel8x0

    linux-1qks:/home/mariosuse # cat /proc/asound/cards
    0 [SI7012 ]: ICH - SiS SI7012
    SiS SI7012 with AD1980 at irq 18

    linux-1qks:/home/mariosuse # rpm -qa | grep alsa
    alsa-1.0.20-39.1
    alsa-utils-1.0.18-6.4
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.18-6.12
    alsa-plugins-1.0.18-6.12
    alsa-firmware-1.0.17-1.42
    alsa-oss-1.0.17-1.37
    alsa-driver-kmp-default-1.0.20.20090808_2.6.27.25_0.1-1.1
    alsa-docs-1.0.20-39.1

    linux-1qks:/home/mariosuse # rpm -qa | grep pulse
    pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-0.9.14-2.2.1
    vlc-aout-pulse-1.0.1-1.3
    pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-0.9.14-2.2.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.18-6.12
    libpulse-mainloop-glib0-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-esound-compat-0.9.14-2.2.1
    libpulse0-0.9.14-2.2.1
    libpulse-browse0-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-module-jack-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-lang-0.9.14-2.2.1
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.15-23.3.3
    pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-utils-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-module-lirc-0.9.14-2.2.1
    linux-1qks:/home/mariosuse # cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0

    linux-1qks:/home/mariosuse # uname -r
    2.6.27.25-0.1-default

    I copied and pasted these commands as I am a beginner with opensuse.
    I updated Alsa following instructions here

    Alsa-update - openSUSE

    and then I ran alsaconf as root, and it found:-

    'intel8x8 SIS AC'97 integrated sound controller'

    which it then cofigured. I then rebooted, but still no sound.
    When the PC starts up I get this error message

    'Phonon
    The audio playback device SIS SI7012 with AD1980 does not work, falling back to default'
    Can anyone help?
    Thankyou

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    Default Re: SIS AC'97 problems for beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by phatsteve View Post
    I have a problem with my soundcard. The sound worked fine with the liveCD, and also worked with opensuse installed untill I installed nvidia drivers.
    Its possible I can not help if the nvidia driver is interfering with the loading of your sound driver.

    Can you provide more very detailed information so a good recommendation can be given? If using openSUSE-11.1, you can do that, with your PC connected to the internet, by opening a gnome-terminal or a kde konsole and typing "su" (no quotes - enter root password) and then and typing and executing twice :
    /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh
    the first time it will ask to update. Select YES for the update. The second time 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.

    Note you could also try the daily snapshot drivers also listed on the alsa update page you quoted ... ie try this here: Alsa-update-snapshot - openSUSE

  3. #3
    phatsteve NNTP User

    Default Re: SIS AC'97 problems for beginner

    thanks for help, I followed your advice to update alsa, ran alsaconf and rebooted. Sound is now working! although I still have this error window on startup:-

    'Phonon
    The audio playback device SIS SI7012 with AD1980 does not work, falling back to default'

    Is there any way I can stop this? I guess I can live with it if my sound is working though.
    Thankyou

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    Default Re: SIS AC'97 problems for beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by phatsteve View Post
    ... update alsa, ran alsaconf and rebooted. Sound is now working!
    Great ! Congratulations.

    Quote Originally Posted by phatsteve View Post
    although I still have this error window on startup:-

    'Phonon
    The audio playback device SIS SI7012 with AD1980 does not work, falling back to default'
    I believe this is a known bug and that a number of users have reported this. There are a more than a few threads here, where users have posted solutions that worked for them: I think I've seen other "solutions" as well, but a quick search did not reveal it (I probably had the wrong search parameters).

  5. #5
    phatsteve NNTP User

    Default Re: SIS AC'97 problems for beginner (solved)

    Thankyou, that solved it, the answer was to install phonon-xine,I couldn't find it at first, but the package is called phonon-backend-xine. I installed using yast and that solved it.
    Thanks again.

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