Thanks. Its possible your alsa driver is not compatible with the new kernel version. I updated the alsa-update page, referencing the new kernel, here: Alsa-update - openSUSE
I can tell you what zypper commands to send to update your alsa version to be consistent with the new kernel, if you give me the output of:
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
With your PC connected to the internet, if you run the diagnostic script twice (with root permissions) and give me the output URL from running it the second time: /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh I’ll be able to check your mixer.
Pardon me for barging in on your thread, I just want to express my gratitude
Sound disappeared from the internal speakers in my laptop (HP Pavilion DV7-1030 w ATI Radeon 3450) when I updated to the new kernel
$ uname -a
Linux freddypc 184.108.40.206-3.2-default #1 SMP 2009-02-25 15:40:44 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Sound still came out of the line out jack though.
I updated alsa according to your alsa-update page, and the sound came back to the internal speakers - albeit extremely faint. So I opened YaST / Hardware / Sound and maxed out all the volume meters, and then I opened kmix and saw the new meter for Speaker and maxed that out, and now my sound works as before.
The only sound I can’t get is from the “test sound” buttons in YaST , amarok and xine play perfectly.
I still need the option
options snd-hda-intel model=hp-m4
in my /etc/modprobe.d/sound , it can be set using the YaST sound page if you don’t want to edit the file by hand.
What is a “Dell Studio machine” ? Is it a Dell Studio 15 laptop ? (1535 or 1537 ? ). Or is it a Dell Studio 17 laptop ? Or is it a Dell Studio Desktop ? Dell Studio Hybrid ? Dell Studio Slim Desktop ? Studio XPS Desktop ?
I have a Dell Studio 15 laptop. I have not (yet) tried the new kernel out on it. I’ll likely try that this weekend. … I could compare my settings to yours IF you have the same make laptop, but there is no point in my wasting time doing that, if you have different hardware.
I went ahead this morning and installed the 220.127.116.11-3.2 on my Dell Studio 15 laptop. Prior to updating the kernel, I tested my sound on the laptop (it worked) and I ran the diagnostic script so I had a baseline of my functional sound configuration. I had the 1.0.18 alsa rpms installed prior to the kernel update.
After rebooting with the kernel update, sound was broken.
I noted the kmix options were now very limited (less than before the kernel update) and going to YaST > Hardware > Sound > Other > Volume to check for a low volume did not help.
I then updated the alsa drivers to the 1.0.19 “state of the art” alsa rpms using this site as a guide: Alsa-update - openSUSE I sent 6 zypper commands, … one group of 3 updates alsa, alsa-firmware, alsa-tools, alsa-utils, alsa-oss, alsa-plugins, alsa-plugins-pulse, alsa-dev … etc … and the other 3 commands installed alsa-driver-kmp-pae that matched the new 18.104.22.168-3.2 kernel version. I then rebooted. I still had no sound, but after going to YAST > HARDWARE > SOUND > OTHER > VOLUME I noted the master volume level was low at 25%. I moved both master and PCM volume there up to 100%. I closed YaST. I started kmix and noted I had all of my kmix mixer controls back. I moved PCM and master there up to around 90% and tested my laptops sound. Sound now worked !!
So I recommend you update alsa to 1.0.19 per the URL I provided above.
According to your preview reply, I re-run just three ‘zypper’ commands suggested in ‘Alsa-update - openSUSE’. (Excuse me, but may you give me more details about the ‘6 zypper commands’ that you mentioned above. That is not clear for me. For instance how to install the ‘alsa-drive-kpm-pae’ package).
Anyway, I rebooted after apply the 3 zypper commands, then I run that:
Thanks a lot for providing this help!!
I have encountered many problems with the sound on my DELL Latitude E6500, it finally worked and a recent update spoiled my efforts. Hopefully I found this thread as I have the same audio hardware
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
My kernel version is 22.214.171.124_3.2 and arch is x86_64.
My distro is openSUSE11.1.
I have just carried out the kernel update with the same result as described further above,i.e. no sound as long as I am logged in as “user”. However, logged in as “root” sound works fine. Is there anybody else out there with that same experience?
Is there anybody else out there (apart from josanabr) where an alsa update brought the desired effect, i.e. the sound back?
Should you need more information on my PC please let me know.Only this beforehand: my Dell PC produces the sound via an Audigy card (though i don’t no whether here the type of sound card matters at all).
I just forgot to tick the “mute” button for the “Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack” in the KMixer. Now sound is back. - Even though my sound problems turned out not to be due to kernel update or a permission problem - thanks a lot for your support!