audio driver crashed


I’m running openSUSE 11.0 on hp compaq 6715s. Until today, i could open .mp3 files in banshee media player, and was working. Today i’ve installed some Sequencers and media editors (for my music development) and banshee is not working anymore. Also, any other media player or recorder doesn’t work with sound… Do i have a problem with de audio driver? or something like this? Where should i find one? The sound doesn’t work even in firefox.

I’ll put a screenshot with the error from banshee

Thanks, Toni

first of all, type the following as root:
hwinfo --sound
and write here the results…

do you have ALSA installed?
try running alsaconf as root and then alsamixer…

do you have pulseaudio installed?

good luck :wink:

linux-fk7c:/home/toni # hwinfo --sound
18: PCI 14.2: 0403 Audio device                                 
  [Created at pci.310]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_4383
  Unique ID: 5Dex.P+U_9rQw5R1
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:14.2
  Hardware Class: sound
  Model: "ATI SBx00 Azalia"
  Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
  Device: pci 0x4383 "SBx00 Azalia"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x30c2 
  Driver: "HDA Intel"
  Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
  Memory Range: 0x8c000000-0x8c003fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 16 (1455616 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00004383sv0000103Csd000030C2bc04sc03i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel"
  Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

it works!!! thanks :smiley:

yes hda_intel crashes once in a while. same thing here…

as root with alsa you can restart the driver with

rcalsasound restart

also be sure to use a sound server like pulseaudio.

Wow I have been hacking at this for weeks. Finally a solution that seems to work. Thank you!!