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    I was wondering where I can download the lastest sndconfig package? Opensuse doesn't have it via YAST repositories, it isn't found with cnf or whereis, and I can't find it via the internet. I want to try and configure my realtek chipset and I think it might be too new for isapnp, which I did find and downloaded via Yast repositories.
    I just want to know what lizards have to do with puzzled penguins is all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftdstrange View Post
    I was wondering where I can download the lastest sndconfig package? Opensuse doesn't have it via YAST repositories, it isn't found with cnf or whereis, and I can't find it via the internet. I want to try and configure my realtek chipset and I think it might be too new for isapnp, which I did find and downloaded via Yast repositories.
    To the best of my knowlege, sndconfig is not packaged for openSUSE, nor is it planned for use with openSUSE. It is an app that used to be used by Red Hat and some debian systems, but not openSUSE. It may not be supported nor developed any more. Its possible it may be associated with the OSS sound driver (I don't know), but openSUSE does NOT use that sound driver. openSUSE uses alsa sound driver.

    I've never tried to use isapnp. .. Why is needed? What are you trying to do ?

    Typically in openSUSE (except for X-Fi users) one uses YAST > Hardware > SOUND to optimize their graphic card configuration.

    But before you try anything like that, I recommend you backup /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf file so that you can undo any damage you are likely to do.

    Your post makes me think you read some articles that are 5 to 10 years old, none of which may be applicable to openSUSE.

    Here is a link to a page with some openSUSE sound concepts: Sound-concepts - openSUSE

    ... just what is it EXACTLY that you are trying to do in terms of sound output ?

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    I thought that I would add, that a very useful script for one to run to get diagnostic information on one's audio/sound hardware and software is the alsa-info script. That can be run via terminal, typing as a regular user:
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh
    and one is given options to share the information or save locally as a text file.

    If there is an update available, since one needs root permissions to write to /usr/sbin, one needs to run the program with root permissions,
    Code:
    su -c '/usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh'
    and then after the update is complete run again as a regular user.

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    i'm trying to configure one of two sound hardware devices i have available:

    realtek high definition audio or diamond xs5.1 surround

    opensuse recognizes both devices, but just keeps saying they don't work falling back to pulseaudio. Niether device is on the linuxquestions.org HCL, but its not all inclusive from my understanding. As for Yast>hardware>sound, automatic configuration fails but I will look into setting it up manually. Thanks for the advice, I had looked there previously or elsewhere and got a window that had alsa, pulse, and my hardware listed but it didn't give options for configuration so much as view the hardware so I hadn't realized it was possible through yast!

    NOTE: in fact normal setup is producing an error as well, but advanced is not. I'll have to read a bit on how to set these devices up correctly! thanks!
    I just want to know what lizards have to do with puzzled penguins is all?

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    advanced settings don't seem to have settings relevant to my card, for instance fm port and mpu-401 port or even joystick port (in soundcard setup)? I don't readily understand how to use the add button for options and values. Can you recommend a good document?
    I just want to know what lizards have to do with puzzled penguins is all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftdstrange View Post
    opensuse recognizes both devices, but just keeps saying they don't work falling back to pulseaudio.
    Don't believe that. It could be a bug. Do a real sound test to confirm.

    Quote Originally Posted by ftdstrange View Post
    NOTE: in fact normal setup is producing an error as well, but advanced is not. I'll have to read a bit on how to set these devices up correctly! thanks!
    I'm a bit confused. What sound works? What sound does not work?

    What was the output URL provided by running the diagnostic script:
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    /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh

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    The sound output works in general with a few stipulations, and we've digressed a bit from the topic I posted it in hardware. In either case:

    Login/logout sounds work
    Application sounds (like games) work
    Placing music albums in the drive and exploring the folder, then choosing to play a file within via a media player works but autoplay does not (instead I get two messages at once --the same-- which say 'Device 'n' doesn't work, falling back to pulseaudio.

    Something that may or may not be related is Youtube sound, which does not produce audio output (the internet says that it could be related to a folder inside adobe called '12345678' (or any other 8 characters you choose according to the article) which Youtube places a sound file inside of, I guess to configure sound output on the PC or as virtual space for sound data, I'm unsure).

    So the sound works, and this is the same for both devices the Realtek High Defenition Audio and Diamond xs5.1 surround card. The exact same circumstances evolve for audio output for either device.

    And, the lack of response to your post was due to my need for sleep! Which hopefully you got some as well.

    My presumption is that the Realtek Audio would be the more likely candidate for compatability, but I haven't seen a proprietary driver for either device. So as I had put the Diamond card in and didn't feel like gutting the PC again, I disabled onboard Audio in the BIOS settings.
    I just want to know what lizards have to do with puzzled penguins is all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftdstrange View Post
    The sound output works in general with a few stipulations ...... Youtube sound, which does not produce audio output (the internet says that it could be related to a folder inside adobe called '12345678' (or any other 8 characters you choose according to the article) which Youtube places a sound file inside of, I guess to configure sound output on the PC or as virtual space for sound data, I'm unsure).
    With respect to youtube sound, some suggestions:

    First, ensure no other application is running (other than firefox) that could be using the sound device.

    Second go to YaST > Hardware > Sound and note the order of sound devices. Close YaST. Then (if a KDE user) go to Configure Desktop > Multimedia and ensure the order of devices there matches what you saw under YaST.

    Third, when playing an audio in Firefox, ensure the PCM volume is UP (as it will be dynamically set to zero at times).

    And finally, fourth in firefox, go to Edit > Preferences > Applications > Shockwave Flash and change it to "Use Flash Player (default). ... you may need to restart firefox after changing that (I'm not sure).

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    C-Media Electronics Inc (revision 10) is how the script recognized the card, which is erroneous its a Diamond Multimedia Card not a CMI card. It doesn't provide a URL either, just a whole lot of sound configuration information. What is PCM volume? is that the media player?
    I just want to know what lizards have to do with puzzled penguins is all?

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    Yast has the devices as the onboard device, and then the card.
    Configure Desktop has the card listed twice and then pulseaudio. It also says its using the xine backend, which I'm unsure if that affects the fact that kaffeine is the player I'm using atm, not xine.
    I just want to know what lizards have to do with puzzled penguins is all?

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