I can’t get my sound system to work properly. Sometimes I get it to work, but next time I reboot I get a message that tells me that the system fallback to HDA ATI HDMI (exact message I don’t have. I goes to fast).
After that sound isn’t working anymore. Who can help me out?
Here I my system specs:
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78-EM
Cipset: AMD 780G/SB700
Memory: 4GB (4 x 1GB) DDR2 1066
Video Card: Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
sound Card: ALC887 High Definition Audio 8 -Channel CODEC
What did I do?
I have a plain installed OpenSuse 11.1 and updated everything (even went to KDE4.3 and the newest ALSA drivers).
Many users see this and their sound still works afterward. Hence I believe this is a known bug and that a number of users have reported this. There are a more than a few threads here, where users have posted solutions that worked for them:
What is your criteria for saying your sound did not work any more after that? Please do NOT use the start up sound, as that is not a good indication. Please instead use the speaker tests in the URL you quoted … and also here: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE Try each of the 2 speaker-tests and also the alsa sound test. If ANY ONE of those 3 tests work, then your basic sound works and this is a desktop glitch or an application glitch.
Ahh … KDE-4.3. Sorry, I can’t help. I don’t provide support for desktop updated versions that are not provided as official Novell-SuSE updates. Too much can go wrong, and the testing is far less than with basic KDE. I use KDE-3.5.10 myself and I do NOT have these sort of sound problems.
extra302 adjusted his/her AFDB on Sunday 09 Aug 2009 19:56 to write:
> I can’t get my sound system to work properly. Sometimes I get it to
> work, but next time I reboot I get a message that tells me that the
> system fallback to HDA ATI HDMI (exact message I don’t have. I goes to
> After that sound isn’t working anymore. Who can help me out?
> Here I my system specs:
> Processor: AMD2
> Motherboard: ASUS M4A78-EM
> Cipset: AMD 780G/SB700
> Memory: 4GB (4 x 1GB) DDR2 1066
> Video Card: Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200
> sound Card: ALC887 High Definition Audio 8 -Channel CODEC
> What did I do?
> I have a plain installed OpenSuse 11.1 and updated everything (even
> went to KDE4.3 and the newest ALSA drivers).
> I already tried: ‘no sound on new Suse 11.1 ? - openSUSE Forums’
> (http://tinyurl.com/99zg75) but this doesn’t work. I get the sound
> running with it. But after rebooting the message pops up again and the
> sound is dead.
Use Yast>hardware>Sound and make sure that the HDMI card is not configured,
just highlight and Delete, click your other card and make it the default.
You might get messages asking if you want to forget about this card, answer
yes, then you will have to logoff and login again.
If all is well then that is great, if not then go to personal
settings/desktop setting and then media and make sure that the card is there
and make it the top choice for everything in the list.
If you still get the messages then you might have to un-install some
applications, but we will get to that after you have tried the disable bit.
post back if ypu need more help or it is working.
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Nil illegitimi carborundum
The script /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh provides more information on one’s PC’s audio configuration. If it asks to update, then run it once with root permissions to install the update. Then run a second time as a regular user to obtain more information.
What I do see is that my message in my windows manager is from phonon. Sinds I deleted SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) in Yast the message on my screen telss me:
Notification from phononL kde's multimedia library
switching to the audio playback device HDA ATI SB (ALC883 Analog)
Which just became available and has higher preference.
button with label: revert back to device 'ALSA default output'
Hey everybody! It’s working. Thanks for the support.
What I did:
In Yast > sound system I configured 1 drive and not the intel HDA drive. Then I have prioritized all sound drivers in the select box hardware differently. I gave HDMI the lowest prio. Know everything works well.
Perhaps interesting for the developers on KDE 4.3: Every time my sound systems crashed the KMIX went of my screen and automatically switched the mute function on next time it came on. Perhaps It helps to find a solution.