someones-laptop:~ # dmesg | grep error
alsactl: segfault at 0 ip 7f055c5e0d50 sp 7fff65420398 error 4<6>alsactl: segfault at 0 ip 7fef2298bd50 sp 7fff2b7cb748 error 4 in libc-2.8.so[7fef2290e000+14f000]
alsactl: segfault at 0 ip 7f617b571d50 sp 7fff843aee48 error 4 in libc-2.8.so[7f617b4f4000+14f000]
Thanks. I’m not running KDE4 so I’m not sure how much I can help.
When you open your mixer and go to “settings” can you add the bass control as a parameter (check the sub-menu items there)? You probably checked that possibility already (and that may or may not be possible) but I thought it worth asking.
Note in openSUSE we typically add that setting to /etc/modprobe.d/sound file, and NOT to the modprobe.conf.local file. That should not make a difference re: your problem, BUT it will make a difference if you get recommendations from openSUSE users not in sync with what you have done.
That does not look good, … are you a ndiswrapper user for your wireless?
What version of alsa are you using? What is your hardware audio codec? (there are various ICH8 codecs). …
In order to help with sound we could use some more information … ie …with your PC connected to the internet, please start by copy and pasting the following diagnostic script into a gnome-terminal or konsole with your PC connected to the internet:
wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
and when prompted for a password enter your root password. Please try to accurately estimate the number of jacks/plug you have when asked (for example, I have 3 i/o sound jacks on my PC), and when the script is complete it will give you a URL. Please post that URL on this thread.
Also, in addition to the above, please copy and paste the following commands one line at a time into a gnome-terminal / konsole and paste here the output of these commands: rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
If you go to the bottom of the page you will note they discovered a kernel patch to their openSUSE-11.0 was necessary to obtain the functionality they wanted from the sound device. Its possible an update to openSUSE-11.1 (which has the 2.6.27 kernel) in mid-December will sort your audio problem.
hmm I wonder why people with the same hardware get different results when trying to install Suse 11.0 on their dell laptops…
Like I said when opening the thread: sound was working, but later, due to some alsa updates, it refused to work completly. The only problem was the bass slide missing. Sound volume was never a problem.
I downloaded 11.1 beta live cd (32 bit though) a week ago - sound is working. Bass slide still missing.
On the current 11.0 x64 installation, with the latest alsa drivers during startup I don’t get any errors anymore, but sound is muted.
Having read through the page you posted the link I say it’s not a good idea to follow these instructions. Like this guy mentioned “I need to get a proper .soundrc file and alsamixer config though.” that would be more useful.