Audio problem on DELL Studio 1535

Not that it matters (because with out the speaker muting, headphones are not very useful), but still, I find it difficult to believe that the Studio 1535 is different from the 1537 in this area.

Please, with root permissions, run the following twice:/usr/sbin/alsa-info.shthe first time will update the script, the second time will run the script, copying your PC audio hardware/software config to a paste site, and it will give you a URL. Post here the URL. Just the URL.

Also, run the following and post here the output:
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

Here is the link :wink:

And here are the other stuff:

soundreamer:/home/ivan # rpm -qa | grep alsa

soundreamer:/home/ivan # rpm -qa | grep pulse
soundreamer:/home/ivan # rpm -q libasound2

soundreamer:/home/ivan # cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

options snd slots=snd-hda-intel,snd-hda-intel
# u1Nb.5McvgV6tXe2:82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
# NXNs.zLbcdSmaRU4:RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]
alias snd-card-1 snd-hda-intel

Thanks. I’ll take a look at this tonight, after I get back home. I do note that the alsa / openSUSE developer believe they may have fixed this, and requested I re-install the cutting edge alsa apps from the repository (same commands as recommended to you here): openSUSE Forums - View Single Post - Audio problem on DELL Studio 1535
You could do try that yourself, if you do not want to wait the time it takes me to reply (possibly 6 to 8 hours from now), plus time for you to see it, respond … etc …

The bug report is here where you can read the recommendation at the end of the thread (and there is an action on me to “needinfo”, which means I need to test the new release and provide information if it works on the Dell Studio 15).

I plan try install the very latest “git” alsa packages again tonight. Let me know if you try it, and find it works.

I’m very impressed by the quick response of the alsa developer.

I installed the latest alsa-drive-kmp-pae and the speaker auto mute (when headsets are plugged in) is now working on my laptop. Did you try updating?

The output speaker volume is now a little low, and a bug was introduced into the YaST sound module, but at least the headphones work properly now.

After supper, and a short “senior” nap, I woke up with a more rested mind, looked at the mixer, and realized that although I had PCM and master volume up, I had inexplicably forgot to move up the “speaker” line control (which is a separate item in the mixer). Shows the effect of fatigue. So I moved that up, and volume is a nice level when at the maximum … definitely every bit as good as before.

God bless you, the alsa team and all oss! lol! Do you have any suggestions on the other issue, which is maybe caused by pulse audio? :stuck_out_tongue:

I have no idea as to the symptoms of the problem you are referring to. At most above I saw some vague reference to youtube, amarok and pulse.

IMHO if you have a youtube or amarok problem, you should start a new thread, mentioning youtube and amarok in the thread Title.

The problem is not only about youtube, it’s about everything that uses the soundcard. If I am playing something (youtube video or etc.) and start amarok, kde notifies me for something like phenon error, and saiz that the soundcard is not working properly.:X

I have not encountered that error. But then again I use kde-3.5.10 all the time, and not gnome nor kde4, so maybe it is specific to those desktop versions? You could read the following posts, to see if there is anything in there that might help:

You could also look at selecting “alsa” as the output audio module/api for your various multimedia applications that permit such a tuning.

The problem is fixed. It was my noobability… :stuck_out_tongue: I just went to Configure Desktop - Multimedia - Audio Output and set the default output of kde and it’s applications to PulseAudio, not to the intel hd audio card directly. Now it works pppeeeeerfectly. Thank you very much dude, you’re great! rotfl!

Correction to that. The Internal Mics do work on the Dell Studio 15 with openSUSE-11.1 and 1.0.19 of alsa. I documented my success with this here: openSUSE Forums - View Single Post - Dead microphone – Dell 1525

I will update the openSUSE HCL for the laptop.