After update no sound Intel ICH7

Technically it is a Realtek chipset I believe.
Worked fine under 11.2. Any ideas how to fix?
In the old days would just run alsaconf but I’m
sure that is passe’ by now.

Well the sound is now under the control of PulseAudio. You might want to see if the PulseAudio Volume is installed (pavucontrol) and make sure your output device is just not muted. I also suggest a visit to YaST / Hardware / Sound and make sure your sound device is configured and if you have more than one found device, that the primary one is setup as device zero and used by default. I have a bash script file called START you might find useful in testing out your sound here:

S.T.A.R.T. - SuSE Terminal Audio Reporting Tool

Thank You,

Is this ‘Realtec’ chipset the ONLY sound device on your PC ? No web cam mics nor other mics?

What this ‘update’ you referred to? One can update 100s of different things. Was it an update on 11.2 ? Was it an update to 11.3 ? to 11.4 ? 32-bit ? 64-bit ? Gnome ? KDE ? Xfce ?

If an update to 11.3 or 11.4 , how was the update done ?

> Is this ‘Realtec’ chipset the ONLY sound device on your PC ? No web cam
> mics nor other mics?

Yes. only sound device.
when update first completed it said there were 4 devices and asked to remove
the ‘legacy’ controllers I said ok.

> What this ‘update’ you referred to?

distro update

changed repos to os11.4
zypper up

Note the error when I first get into a session

HDA (Intel) not functioning properly falling back to device .

Sound problem solved.

Ran alsaconf which for some reason launched Phonon.
Exited session which would not close by going to a shell
and running init 1. After logging in as root I ran init 5
Logged back in, sound works. Goofy but it worked.

GofBorg wrote:
>
> distro update
>
> changed repos to os11.4
> zypper up
A distro update is done with “zypper dup” not “zypper up”!


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

Well there is that…:slight_smile:

GofBorg wrote:

> Well there is that…:slight_smile:
Not sure what you want to say, but I guess that you used zypper up is most
probably the reason, why we see in your other thread (KDM problem after
update) that you have a nasty mixture of 11.2 and 11.4 packages (and we do
not speak here about some exotic packages but essential parts of the system,
at least your X server is still the version from 11.2), follow this and fix
it

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade

at the moment you are curing symptoms without fixing the root cause. If you
do not fix that mixture everything you do now is most probably doomed to
stop working sooner or later when your system tries to do the standard
updates.


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

No worries, zypper dup is running.
Should be fixed up shortly.

GofBorg wrote:

> No worries, zypper dup is running.
> Should be fixed up shortly.
If you have still trouble after that just report back or open a new thread.
A direct upgrade from 11.2 to 11.4 can of course still lead to some problems
with old incompatible configurations.


PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

>> No worries, zypper dup is running.
>> Should be fixed up shortly.
> If you have still trouble after that just report back or open a new
> thread. A direct upgrade from 11.2 to 11.4 can of course still lead to
> some problems with old incompatible configurations.

Well. Good news. It all went well. Only niggle I have to sort out now
is VMware. Thanks for the assistance.