hp pavilion dv6000 model dv6436nr sound card problems

I have a hp pavilion dv6000 model dv6436nr which is currently not supported by opensuse. but i was wondering if there is anything that could be of use in modifying the sound card i still have at one time or another use of the sound card and certain applications do not share control of the sound card. the card is registered as Conexant High-Definition Audio Driver and can be found here.
Select software and drivers
The hda drivers from Linuxant are downloaded. This link shows that they are indeed used for sound not a modem.

Changes v1.0.16rc1 v1.0.16rc2 - AlsaProject

There are two sound scripts this is the fist the second is alsa-info.sh. any help would be appreciated

graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop> cat /proc/asound/version

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.19.

Compiled on May 9 2009 for kernel 2.6.25.20-0.1-default (SMP).

graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop> cat /proc/asound/cards

0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia

                  HDA NVidia at 0xb0000000 irq 21

graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop> sound.sh

bash: sound.sh: command not found

graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop> bash sound.sh

soundchk.sh v1.08 - Running Sound Configuration Checks

Today is Sun May 10 13:47:02 CDT 2009

Sound tested by graphtjb

== Identifying System ==

Linux 2.6.25.20-0.1-default #1 SMP 2008-12-12 20:30:38 +0100 x86_64 GNU/Linux

model name : AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56

model name : AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56

cpu MHz : 800.000

cpu MHz : 800.000

MemTotal: 1994716 kB

SwapTotal: 2104472 kB

== Checking dsp devices ==

== Checking mixer devices ==

== Checking Knotify ==

cat: /home/graphtjb/.kde/share/config/knotifyrc: No such file or directory

== Checking Driver ==

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)

00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)

00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)

00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control

== Checking Actual Driver in Use (/etc/modules.conf) kernel 2.4 ==

==> Test not available on this system !

== Checking Actual Driver in Use (/etc/modprobe.conf) kernel 2.6 ==

remove this if sound is configured

== Checking alsa /dev/snd ==

controlC0 hwC0D0 pcmC0D0c pcmC0D0p pcmC0D1p pcmC0D6c pcmC0D6p timer

== Checking if Module Loaded ==

snd_hda_codec_conexant 54848 1

snd_hda_intel 51176 0

snd_hda_codec 99456 2 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel

snd_hwdep 28168 1 snd_hda_codec

snd_pcm 110088 3 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec

snd_timer 43920 1 snd_pcm

snd 92792 6 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer

soundcore 26000 1 snd

snd_page_alloc 29200 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm

== Checking in what level Sound service is configured to run ==

sound: unknown service

== Checking in what level Alsa service is configured to run ==

alsa: unknown service

== Checking in what level AlsaSound is configured to run ( Only SUSE !! ) ==

alsasound: unknown service

== Checking if Sound Volume muted ==

==> Test not available on this system !

== Checking artsd setup ==

== Checking which program uses the sound card or cdrom ==

            (no output is okay)

Cannot stat /dev/dsp: No such file or directory

Cannot stat /dev/dsp: No such file or directory

== Test wav file . . . . . please wait ==

*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused

/usr/bin/play formats: can’t open output file `default’: cannot open audio device

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
the alsa-info.sh produces this
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Amp-Out vals: [0xab 0xab]
Pincap 0x0000113c: IN OUT HP Detect
Vref caps: HIZ 80
Pin Default 0x0221101f: [Jack] HP Out at Ext Front
Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0xf
Pin-ctls: 0xc0: OUT HP VREF_HIZ
Unsolicited: tag=37, enabled=1
Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Connection: 2
0x19 0x17*
Node 0x12 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40058d: Stereo Amp-Out
Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x2b, nsteps=0x2b, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
Amp-Out vals: [0xab 0xab]
Pincap 0x0000113c: IN OUT HP Detect
Vref caps: HIZ 80
Pin Default 0x40a190f0: [N/A] Mic at Ext N/A
Conn = 1/8, Color = Pink
DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Connection: 2
0x19* 0x17
Node 0x13 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400301: Stereo Digital
Pincap 0x00000010: OUT
Pin Default 0x22451130: [Jack] SPDIF Out at Sep Front
Conn = Optical, Color = Black
DefAssociation = 0x3, Sequence = 0x0
Misc = NO_PRESENCE
Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
Connection: 1
0x18
Node 0x14 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400081: Stereo
Pincap 0x00001124: IN Detect
Vref caps: HIZ 80
Pin Default 0x02a79120: [Jack] Mic at Ext Front
Conn = Analog, Color = Pink
DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x0
Misc = NO_PRESENCE
Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
Node 0x15 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400001: Stereo
Pincap 0x00000020: IN
Pin Default 0x400001f0: [N/A] Line Out at Ext N/A
Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
Misc = NO_PRESENCE
Pin-ctls: 0x00:
Node 0x16 [Beep Generator Widget] wcaps 0x70000c: Mono Amp-Out
Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x07, nsteps=0x07, stepsize=0x0b, mute=1
Amp-Out vals: [0x06]
Node 0x17 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20050b: Stereo Amp-In
Amp-In caps: ofs=0x14, nsteps=0x2b, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
Amp-In vals: [0x0e 0x0e] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Connection: 5
0x19 0x14 0x12 0x11 0x15
Node 0x18 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
Converter: stream=5, channel=0
Digital:
Digital category: 0x0
PCM:
rates [0x40]: 48000
bits [0x6]: 16 20
formats [0x5]: PCM AC3
Node 0x19 [Audio Output] wcaps 0xc11: Stereo R/L
Converter: stream=5, channel=0
PCM:
rates [0x540]: 48000 96000 192000
bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
formats [0x1]: PCM
Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Node 0x1a [Audio Input] wcaps 0x100d0b: Stereo Amp-In R/L
Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x17, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
Amp-In vals: [0x17 0x17] [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
Converter: stream=0, channel=0
SDI-Select: 0
Power: setting=D0, actual=D0
Connection: 5
0x17 0x14* 0x12 0x11 0x15
Node 0x1b [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
–endcollapse–

!!ALSA Device nodes
!!-----------------

crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 0 May 10 06:27 /dev/snd/controlC0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 4 May 10 06:27 /dev/snd/hwC0D0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 24 May 10 11:27 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 16 May 10 16:19 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 17 May 10 06:27 /dev/snd/pcmC0D1p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 30 May 10 06:27 /dev/snd/pcmC0D6c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 22 May 10 06:27 /dev/snd/pcmC0D6p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 33 May 10 06:27 /dev/snd/timer

!!Aplay/Arecord output
!!------------

APLAY

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: Conexant Digital Audio [Conexant Digital Audio]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 6: Conexant HSF Modem [Conexant HSF Modem]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

ARECORD

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 6: Conexant HSF Modem [Conexant HSF Modem]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

!!Amixer output
!!-------------

!!-------Mixer controls for card 0 [NVidia]

Card hw:0 ‘NVidia’/‘HDA NVidia at 0xb0000000 irq 21’
Mixer name : ‘Conexant CX20549 (Venice)’
Components : ‘HDA:14f15045,103c30b7,00100100’
Controls : 18
Simple ctrls : 8
Simple mixer control ‘Master’,0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 43
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 43 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
Front Right: Playback 43 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control ‘PCM’,0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 20
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 14 [70%] -9.00dB] [on]
Front Right: Playback 14 [70%] -9.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control ‘IEC958’,0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control ‘IEC958 Default PCM’,0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control ‘Ext Mic’,0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume pswitch cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 20 Capture 0 - 23
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] -30.00dB] [off] Capture 0 [0%] [0.00dB] [on]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] -30.00dB] [off] Capture 0 [0%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control ‘ExtMic’,0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Mono
Mono: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control ‘Int Mic’,0
Capabilities: pvolume cvolume pswitch cswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 20 Capture 0 - 23
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] -30.00dB] [off] Capture 0 [0%] [0.00dB] [on]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] -30.00dB] [off] Capture 0 [0%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control ‘IntMic’,0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Mono
Mono: Capture [on]

!!Alsactl output
!!-------------

–startcollapse–
state.NVidia {
control.1 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.count 1
comment.item.0 IntMic
comment.item.1 ExtMic
iface MIXER
name ‘Capture Source’
value IntMic
}
control.2 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range ‘0 - 23’
comment.dbmin 0
comment.dbmax 3450
iface MIXER
name ‘Int Mic Capture Volume’
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.3 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 2
iface MIXER
name ‘Int Mic Capture Switch’
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.4 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range ‘0 - 23’
comment.dbmin 0
comment.dbmax 3450
iface MIXER
name ‘Ext Mic Capture Volume’
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.5 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 2
iface MIXER
name ‘Ext Mic Capture Switch’
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.6 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range ‘0 - 20’
comment.dbmin -3000
comment.dbmax 0
iface MIXER
name ‘PCM Playback Volume’
value.0 14
value.1 14
}
control.7 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 2
iface MIXER
name ‘PCM Playback Switch’
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.8 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range ‘0 - 20’
comment.dbmin -3000
comment.dbmax 0
iface MIXER
name ‘Int Mic Playback Volume’
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.9 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 2
iface MIXER
name ‘Int Mic Playback Switch’
value.0 false
value.1 false
}
control.10 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range ‘0 - 20’
comment.dbmin -3000
comment.dbmax 0
iface MIXER
name ‘Ext Mic Playback Volume’
value.0 0
value.1 0
}
control.11 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 2
iface MIXER
name ‘Ext Mic Playback Switch’
value.0 false
value.1 false
}
control.12 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type INTEGER
comment.count 2
comment.range ‘0 - 43’
comment.dbmin -6450
comment.dbmax 0
iface MIXER
name ‘Master Playback Volume’
value.0 43
value.1 43
}
control.13 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name ‘Master Playback Switch’
value false
}
control.14 {
comment.access read
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name ‘IEC958 Playback Con Mask’
value ‘0fff000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000’
}
control.15 {
comment.access read
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name ‘IEC958 Playback Pro Mask’
value ‘0f00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000’
}
control.16 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type IEC958
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name ‘IEC958 Playback Default’
value ‘0400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000’
}
control.17 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name ‘IEC958 Playback Switch’
value false
}
control.18 {
comment.access ‘read write’
comment.type BOOLEAN
comment.count 1
iface MIXER
name ‘IEC958 Default PCM Playback Switch’
value true
}
}
–endcollapse–

!!All Loaded Modules
!!------------------

Module
lp
parport_pc
ppdev
parport
st
ide_disk
ide_cd_mod
ide_core
nls_utf8
ip6t_LOG
xt_tcpudp
xt_pkttype
ipt_LOG
xt_limit
binfmt_misc
ircomm_tty
ircomm
irda
crc_ccitt
af_packet
rfkill_input
ip6t_REJECT
nf_conntrack_ipv6
ipt_REJECT
xt_state
iptable_mangle
iptable_nat
nf_nat
iptable_filter
ip6table_mangle
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_conntrack
ip_tables
ip6table_filter
ip6_tables
x_tables
cpufreq_conservative
ipv6
cpufreq_userspace
cpufreq_powersave
powernow_k8
fuse
loop
dm_mod
arc4
ecb
crypto_blkcipher
snd_hda_codec_conexant
b43
rfkill
mac80211
cfg80211
input_polldev
led_class
snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec
rtc_cmos
uvcvideo
ssb
snd_hwdep
snd_pcm
rtc_core
snd_timer
rtc_lib
k8temp
pcmcia
compat_ioctl32
usbhid
snd
video
sdhci
soundcore
ohci1394
sr_mod
pcmcia_core
hid
videodev
forcedeth
joydev
ricoh_mmc
snd_page_alloc
mmc_core
ieee1394
sg
output
v4l1_compat
wmi
ac
i2c_nforce2
cdrom
firmware_class
battery
button
nvidia
i2c_core
ff_memless
ehci_hcd
ohci_hcd
sd_mod
usbcore
edd
ext3
mbcache
jbd
fan
pata_amd
sata_nv
libata
scsi_mod
dock
thermal
processor

Hi graphtjb

I’ve a same-series laptop, model 6232br. Sound works OK with opensuse 11.0/KDE. Here is the hardware info. Check if yours is the same:

# hwinfo --sound
20: PCI 05.0: 0403 Audio device
  [Created at pci.310]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10de_3f0
  Unique ID: CvwD.RCKed0PPX+4
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:05.0
  Hardware Class: sound
  Model: "nVidia MCP61 High Definition Audio"
  Vendor: pci 0x10de "nVidia Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x03f0 "MCP61 High Definition Audio"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
  SubDevice: pci 0x8290
  Revision: 0xa2
  Driver: "HDA Intel"
  Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
  Memory Range: 0xdfff8000-0xdfffbfff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 22 (3507105 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010DEd000003F0sv00001043sd00008290bc04sc03i00"
  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

hwinfo --sound

19: PCI 10.1: 0403 Audio device
[Created at pci.310]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10de_26c
Unique ID: wRyD.Ca3M1JwJNZ5
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.1
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:10.1
Hardware Class: sound
Model: “Hewlett-Packard Company Presario V6133CL”
Vendor: pci 0x10de “nVidia Corporation”
Device: pci 0x026c “MCP51 High Definition Audio”
SubVendor: pci 0x103c “Hewlett-Packard Company”
SubDevice: pci 0x30b7 “Presario V6133CL”
Revision: 0xa2
Driver: “HDA Intel”
Driver Modules: “snd_hda_intel”
Memory Range: 0xb0000000-0xb0003fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 21 (260370 events)
Module Alias: “pci:v000010DEd0000026Csv0000103Csd000030B7bc04sc03i00”
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

graftjb,

I found your post difficult to read. I could hardly make sense of it.

I did note you have your master sound muted, which will ensure no sound. I do not think you intend that.
Simple mixer control ‘Master’,0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 43
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 43 [100%]** [0.00dB] [off]**
Front Right: Playback 43 [100%]** [0.00dB] [off]**

Please, next time, run the script and post the output URL for alsa script. Do not post the entire script output here. Just the URL.

If you still do not have your sound working, it would help if your ran /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh again (and ONLY POST the URL). Also provide the output of:
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
uname -a
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

This is a side note sir… i am doing as oldcpu has suggested.

That was improper of me. I have corrected error buy un-muting the speakers, but my problem is the card installation seem flaky the test in yast>sound>other>sound-test produces no sound as well as yast>sound>other>volume>test. Then there is another odd things like i can not record from the audio jack in the front. Most of my down loaded software has can not access alsa.

Maybe this helps.

Linux on HP DV9205US

This is not the same configuration but it might be the same sound card “Presario V6133CL”… unless this just like toshiba

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
rpm -qa | grep alsa
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
alsa-firmware-1.0.16-24.1
FA_clalsadrv-1.2.2-0.pm.3
alsa-docs-1.0.16-39.1
alsamixergui-0.9.0rc1-705.1
alsa-oss-1.0.15-48.1
alsa-plugins-jack-1.0.16-57.1
alsa-utils-1.0.16-35.1
alsa-plugins-1.0.16-57.1
alsa-1.0.16-39.1
alsa-driver-linuxant-1.0.19.4-1
alsaplayer-0.99.80-1.pm.1
alsa-tools-debuginfo-1.0.16-47.1
alsa-tools-gui-1.0.16-47.1
alsa-oss-32bit-1.0.15-48.1
alsa-devel-1.0.16-39.1
alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
alsa-patch-bay-1.0.0-0.pm.2
alsamodular-1.8.7-0.pm.2
alsa-tools-1.0.16-47.1
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
rpm -qa | grep pulse
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
libpulse-browse0-0.9.11-27.1
libpulse0-32bit-0.9.11-27.1
pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-0.9.11-27.1
pulseaudio-0.9.11-27.1
libpulse0-0.9.11-27.1
pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.11-27.1
gstreamer-0_10-pulse-0.9.7-42.pm.1
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-0.9.11-27.1
libpulse-mainloop-glib0-0.9.11-27.1
pulseaudio-module-gconf-0.9.11-27.1
pulseaudio-utils-0.9.11-27.1
pulseaudio-esound-compat-0.9.11-27.1
alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.16-57.1
pulseaudio-module-lirc-0.9.11-27.1
libpulsecore4-0.9.11-27.1
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
uname -a
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Linux linux-qb5l 2.6.25.20-0.1-default #1 SMP 2008-12-12 20:30:38 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel

wRyD.Ca3M1JwJNZ5:Presario V6133CL

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel

There is a bug in the YaST test sound for some hardware, so unfortunately that test sound is not a good indication of functional sound.

Instead try ALL of the sound tests from this URL (note there are 3 !! tests - two speaker-tests and alsa web site test ):
SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE - how to test your sound
If even one of those tests give sound, then your basic sound works.

http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=46517ed8f0b5aee458739c5272315117d285ad5f

It would help much much more if you ran the script as asked, and provide the URL it gives:

wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh

if you download the script (via another PC) but can not connect to the internet, then you can run:
bash alsa-info.sh --no-upload
which will create the file alsa-info.txt under /tmp. Simply copy and paste that to a pastebin site and post that URL here. Again, do not post the entire output. Just a URL.

The problem is the script output you provided before was a bad cut and paste, missing the VITAL start part of the script. Hence because of missing that part, it was mostly useless output for me (except for the mixer).

OK. Thanks. Looking.

OK the above, is inconsistent with this from the script:

!!ALSA Version
!!------------

Driver version:     1.0.19
Library version:    1.0.16
Utilities version:  1.0.16

This suggests you installed a 1.0.19 driver but failed to update the libraries and utilities to 1.0.19. How is that supposed to work?

Also, your rpms provide no indication that you installed a 1.0.19 rpm , which suggests to me you did a custom compile of 1.0.19 but were incomplete in what you did. You only compiled the driver, which is insufficient. I have no idea what options you applied during the compile. The custom compile could conceivably be no good and I do not see how to tell if it is bad other than YOUR SOUND DOES NOT WORK.

Also, why so many alsa rpm apps ?? What extra sound capabilities are you trying to get? Adding more alsa apps (without knowing what you are doing) is IMHO more likely to break your sound, than fix your sound.

Assuming your PC has internet, I recommend you remove the custom alsa compile (do a “make uninstall” from the alsa install directory).

… and then instead update your alsa version to 1.0.20 via rpm. You can do that by opening a konsole/terminal, type “su” to get root permissions, and then copy and paste and send the following six zypper commands one at a time to update:

zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio/openSUSE_11.0/ multimedia
 zypper install alsa-utils alsa-tools alsa-tools-debuginfo alsa-oss alsa-oss-32bit alsa-firmware alsa-driver-linuxant alsa-plugins alsa-plugins-pulse alsa-plugins-jack alsa-docs
zypper rr multimedia
 zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio:/KMP/openSUSE_11.0_Update/ multimedia
zypper install alsa-driver-kmp-default
zypper rr multimedia

Then reboot and test. … although frankly, you have so many unnecessary alsa apps, I have no idea if you will be able to get this to work.

Note, the above takes me a very long time to type, put together, check the commands, etc … I hope you are successful in this.

The quotes are used as deliminators
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Test 1
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav

THE TEST DOES YIELD SOUND!!! The left right words are heard.
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Test 2
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav

speaker-test 1.0.16

Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
WAV file(s)
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
Playback open error: -111,Connection refused
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
Playback open error: -111,Connection refused
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
Playback open error: -111,Connection refused

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
test3
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop> aplay -vv somefile.wav
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
aplay: main:583: audio open error: Connection refused

graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop> speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6 -twav

speaker-test 1.0.16

Playback device is plug:surround51
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 6 channels
WAV file(s)
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 64 to 16384
Period size range from 32 to 8192
Using max buffer size 16384
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 4096
was set buffer_size = 16384
0 - Front Left
4 - Center
1 - Front Right
3 - Rear Right
2 - Rear Left
5 - LFE
Time per period = 8.371547
0 - Front Left
4 - Center
1 - Front Right
3 - Rear Right
2 - Rear Left
5 - LFE
… endlessly repeating

graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop> arecord -vv -fdat foo.wav
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
arecord: main:583: audio open error: Connection refused
graphtjb@linux-qb5l:~/Desktop>

OK, then no need to update your alsa.

Ignore my above post.

If it works, don’t fix it !!

I recommend you now setup your PC with the necessary non-crippled applications and codecs. There is guidance on how to do that here: openSUSE Forums - View Single Post - How to setup your multimedia post

Sorry i know this is wierd… I have been able to play video and sound… but oddly i have failed the test and can not record… now that i have changed things this is what i have.

rpm -qa | grep alsa
alsa-firmware-1.0.20-5.1
alsa-oss-1.0.17-2.5
alsa-docs-1.0.16-39.1
alsa-plugins-jack-1.0.20-4.1
FA_clalsadrv-1.1.0-136.1
alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.20-4.1
alsa-oss-32bit-1.0.17-2.5
alsa-debugsource-1.0.16-39.1
alsa-utils-1.0.20-4.2
alsa-driver-kmp-default-1.0.20.20090511_2.6.25.20_0.1-1.1
alsa-debuginfo-1.0.16-39.1
alsa-devel-1.0.16-39.1
alsa-tools-debuginfo-1.0.16-47.1
alsa-plugins-1.0.20-4.1
alsa-1.0.16-39.1
alsa-tools-1.0.16-47.1

I would like the last two parts to be updated from the alsa website. I believe i un-installed things incorrectly under yast under hardware. the icon sound is missing.
Yeah this is just getting better. Sorry sir…

i know this also seems dumb but Scan using SLP complains about the fire wall. The community repositories yield nothing. At about this time do you believe it is better to just port my stuff to flash and upgrade to 11.1??

Graph

I believe that we both agree that version of alsa is the problem.
So in summary to get this machine to work with 11.1 one must install alsa version 19 or better. Which includes the Linuxant Conexant HDA.

As of the moral of the fire wall. these errors can only be produced by my own idiosyncrasies. Maybe a better idea should be do not keep just loading programs if at first you do not succeed. Un-install the dead programs first. Take your time setting up the fire wall.

Many times user can not record, and in most of those cases it is a misconfiguration of the mixer. Unfortunately in Linux the mixer is very sensitive to precise settings when it comes to recording.

now that i have changed things this is what i have.

You have a mix of 1.0.16, 1.0.17 and 1.0.20 there.

Did you send the command I recommended? If so, it appears to have failed, as some of the apps I recommended you update (to 1.0.20) were not updated.

I do not understand what you are trying to say there.

I have no idea what you are referring to here. Scan? SLP ?