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    Default sound dissapeared since todays update

    hey,

    after todays security update, i rebooted the system as requested and the sound has disappeared.

    the volume icon has gone from the system tray and when i try to enter the volume controls through yast i get this message:

    YaST got signal 11 at YCP file Wizard.ycp:743
    /sbin/yast2: line 437: 5008 Segmentation fault $ybindir/y2base $module "$@" "$SELECTED_GUI" $Y2_GEOMETRY $Y2UI_ARGS
    It's complete nonsense to me so i'm hoping someone knows what it means and what has happened.

    thanks.

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    Default Re: sound dissapeared since todays update

    Quote Originally Posted by samuelsharp View Post
    after todays security update, i rebooted the system as requested and the sound has disappeared.
    I note there was a 2.6.27.29 kernel released, ... that could have broken your sound.

    What is the output of typing:
    Code:
    uname -a
    Is it the 2.6.27.29 kernel?

    If you have updated to the 2.6.27.29 kernel, you could try sending six zypper commands (not 3, ... 6 !! ) per this guide:
    Alsa-update - openSUSE
    I just checked and I see rpms for the 2.6.27.29 kernel.

    Be certain to reboot after doing the update.

    However the daily snapshot, when I looked a few minutes ago, was still for the 2.6.27.25 kernel ... so do NOT apply the daily snapshots (just yet).

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    thanks for replying
    so answer to first question:

    derek@linux-5fdn:~> uname -a
    Linux linux-5fdn 2.6.27.29-0.1-pae #1 SMP 2009-08-15 17:53:59 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    will let you know in a sec if the zypper thing worked. just rebooting now.

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    so it appears i've had no luck.

    i'm hoping i didn't choose the wrong kernel version in the 2nd set of zypper commands.

    i chose: kernel 2.6.27.29-0.1.1-pae i386 GNU/Linux (openSUSE-11.1)

    as i'm running the 32-bit version, i figured this one was that considering the other had x86_64 which i assumed meant it was for the 64bit version.

    i had a quick luck at the snapshots and it appears they have uploaded the latest versions for my kernel. however i'm a little reticent to do anything in case what i have done so far has been wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samuelsharp View Post
    i had a quick luck at the snapshots and it appears they have uploaded the latest versions for my kernel. however i'm a little reticent to do anything in case what i have done so far has been wrong.
    Yes, I also noticed this morning when I got up that the alsa rpms for the daily snapshots were updated to the 2.6.27.29 kernel.

    I think you could try either one of two approaches next:
    • provide me some information so that I can look at your configuration as it is now, or
    • steam ahead and install the snapshots

    In any event, to provide more information, what I typically ask is that you run an audio diagnostic script first as root (to update the script) and then as a regular user run the script again. The script does NOT fix anything. Rather it provides information.

    To run the script, with your PC connected to the internet, type:
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh
    run it the first time as root, and say YES to the update. Run it a second time as a regular user, and select to share your diagnostic information. That will post the information on an alsa specific paste site, and it will give you a URL. Please post the URL here. Just the URL.

    Then also in a konsole/terminal, copy and paste the following (and provide the output):
    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep alsa
    rpm -qa | grep pulse
    rpm -q libasound2
    uname -a
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
    Typically, once I have that information, I can make a better recommendation.

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    alsa url:
    http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=56...e294530e556e92

    derek@linux-5fdn:~> rpm -qa | grep alsa
    alsa-oss-1.0.17-1.37
    alsa-utils-1.0.18-6.4
    alsa-driver-kmp-pae-1.0.20.20090821_2.6.27.29_0.1-1.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.18-6.12
    alsa-plugins-1.0.18-6.12
    alsa-docs-1.0.20-44.1
    alsa-1.0.20-44.1
    derek@linux-5fdn:~> rpm -qa | grep pulse
    pulseaudio-utils-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-module-lirc-0.9.14-2.2.1
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.16.3-0.pm.3
    pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.14-2.2.1
    alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.18-6.12
    libpulse-browse0-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-esound-compat-0.9.14-2.2.1
    libpulse-mainloop-glib0-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-module-gconf-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-lang-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-0.9.14-2.2.1
    libpulse0-0.9.14-2.2.1
    pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-0.9.14-2.2.1
    vlc-aout-pulse-1.0.1-2.2
    derek@linux-5fdn:~> rpm -q libasound2
    libasound2-1.0.20-44.1
    derek@linux-5fdn:~> uname -a
    Linux linux-5fdn 2.6.27.29-0.1-pae #1 SMP 2009-08-15 17:53:59 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    derek@linux-5fdn:~> cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

    options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
    # u1Nb.avucAs_JlT2:82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    ok thats everything i think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samuelsharp View Post
    alsa url:
    http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=56...e294530e556e92
    ok thats everything i think!
    Yes, I note a stac9227 on a 32-bit openSUSE-11.1 with the 2.6.27.29 pae kernel.

    I was looking at your mixer settings:
    Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
    Front Left: Playback 36 [56%] [-21.00dB] [on]
    Front Right: Playback 36 [56%] [-21.00dB] [on]
    Simple mixer control 'Speaker',1
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
    Front Left: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
    Front Right: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
    Simple mixer control 'Speaker',3
    Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
    Front Left: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
    Front Right: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
    I can't tell what sort of setup you have but I do note you have 2 speaker settings muted, which may not be relevant.

    You could try updating now to the latest daily snapshot, now that it is here:
    Alsa-update-snapshot - openSUSE
    ... again, note you MUST send six zypper commands. Reboot after the successful installation

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    If the alsa update does not work, we can try forcing a model option configuration into your openSUSE using one selection at a time from this list from the HD-Audio-Models.txt file for 1.0.20 of alsa:
    Code:
    STAC9227/9228/9229/927x
    =======================
      ref		Reference board
      ref-no-jd	Reference board without HP/Mic jack detection
      3stack	D965 3stack
      5stack	D965 5stack + SPDIF
      dell-3stack	Dell Dimension E520
      dell-bios	Fixes with Dell BIOS setup
      auto		BIOS setup (default)
    I can provide the syntax necessary for that if we suspect that is necessary.

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    ok. i installed the daily snapshot but i'm no further forward i'm afraid.

    with reference to the mixer settings, i'm almost certain this is the issue. the problem being i cannot access the mixer either through the normal speaker icon or through the sound section of the yast. when i try to go through yast i get an error message and i'm still getting it.

    YaST got signal 11 at YCP file Wizard.ycp:743
    /sbin/yast2: line 437: 5008 Segmentation fault $ybindir/y2base $module "$@" "$SELECTED_GUI" $Y2_GEOMETRY $Y2UI_ARGS
    i think for some reason this mixer interface is crashing, i don't if any of that stuff you've asked me to install is an update of that mixer interface.

    my speaker setup is just normal stereo computer speakers. there are couple of other outputs but it's just basically your average off the shelf dell computer sound card.

    i hope some that helps and isn't just babbling.

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    Default Re: sound dissapeared since todays update

    Quote Originally Posted by samuelsharp View Post
    i think for some reason this mixer interface is crashing, i don't if any of that stuff you've asked me to install is an update of that mixer interface.
    What desktop? KDE-3.5.10 ? KDE-4.1.3 ? KDE-4.2.x ? KDE-4.3.x ? Gnome?

    What mixer is crashing? kmix ? alsamixer? amixer?

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