I am an absolute novice, so I need help from ground zero as to the commands. I know how to run the terminal program; that’s all.
I have an acer aspire 8920; I believe the sound card is an intel 82801H (ich8 family) HD audio controller.
I cannot get any sound.
Can someone walk me through each step after I start the terminal program?
I think the Acer Aspire 8920 is relatively new, and could be a bit tricky for a beginner (but probably very simple for an average user).
Most likely the alsa (sound driver) autoprobe during boot did not recognize your sound device, and probably configured your sound inexactly.
But I am guessing, as I do not know the details of the Acer Aspire 8920 hardware. Nor do I know your openSUSE version. The recommendations to be given can be different dependant on one’s openSUSE version.
Can you start by telling us your openSUSE version?
Ok, then please with your laptop connected to the internet, open a terminal or a konsole, and type “su” (no quotes) to get root permissions, and then copy and paste into that console the following twice (press enter/return after each paste):
/usr/sbin/alsa-info.shthat will run a script (that comes with openSUSE-11.1 but not with 11.0), and the 1st time it runs it will ask if you wish to update. Select “yes” to update. The 2nd time you run it, it will do a diagnosis on your PC’s hardware and software and when it is complete it will post the information to a site on the web and give you a URL. Please post here the URL. Just the URL.
Then please also copy and paste the following into the konsole/terminal and post here the output:
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
cat /etc/modprobe.d/soundHopefully with that information I will be able to make a recommendatoin