I’ve installed OpenSuse 11 on my PC. Almost everything works fine but my mic was not working so I tried installing realtek hd audio driver that was supposed to work. result is the PC doesn’t play any sound anymore.
I’ve been googling quite a lot but couldn’t find any suitable answer…
speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav
“ALSA lib pcm.c:2144:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.front
Playback open error: -2,Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type”
“no supported PnP or PCI card found”
… < sigh > … I have read of more users failing with the realtek audio driver than users succeeding … if I may be so bold to suggest (ie close the barn door after the horse is gone) next time before install a custom driver, … maybe ask for the view of those on the forum as to the relative merits of such a driver?
Reference your audio, I have no idea what the realtek driver did, so I do not know if I can help.
I would need more information to try. Perhaps you could provide the output URL provided by running the following diagnostic script:
wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
when prompted for password, enter your root password. Try to accurately estimate the number of jacks/plugs on your pc (and answer when propmted). For example, my PC has 3 I/O plugs (microphone, line-in, line-out). When the script is complete, it will provide you a URL. Please post that output URL here.
The-Oz, you are having a sound problem, but as near as I can tell it is NOT THE SAME as the “other poster”. … Far from it. Other than the symptom that you have no sound, I do not see any similarity.
Your sound hardware is not even recognized. You need to figure out why. Is sound switched ON in your BIOS ?
I need you to provide the following info (in addition to the script) … copy and paste the following one line at a time and paste here the output: rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
and also reboot, and immediately after reboot run in a konsole / gnome-terminal dmesg > dmesg.txt
and open up dmesg.txt with a text editor and paste its output to general pastebin - simplified internet collaboration the output and submit it, and provide here the URL.
Its also possible the “rcalsasound restart” recommendation (run with root permissions) as recommended by chucktr may help. But it may not.
Thats not surprising. Alsa is typically built for a specific kernel. the two “options” you refer to load different kernel versions. The kernel is the “heart” of your operating system (its the lowest level code that connects the software to the hardware). Take a look at openSUSE concepts: Concepts - openSUSE
You need to decide which of these “options” (as you call it) you are going to use. I can help with one, … not both simultaneous.
strange thing is that the kernel version # is exactly the same. but maybe the “pae” whatever was installed when I’ve tried to reinstall ALSA…
well, anyway I guess I’ll use the “default” because it emits sounds…
I’ve tested the microphone and this one still didn’t seem to input anything until I’ve set “capture” to the max in Kmix. Now I can hear my own voice in the speakers when talking in the microphone (kind of echo). However, the microphone test of Skype doesn’t playback what I say, even if I shout.
Note alsa drivers are built for a specific kernel, so its quite likely that alsa drivers built for a “default” kernel will NOT function properly with a “pae” kernel. … I don’t know how to make it more clear than that.
I do not use Skype, so I can’t help you there, … but I recommend you test your abiltity to record sounds with something simple, … like arecord. For example type:
arecord -d 10 myrecording.wav
where “-d 10” specifies a 10 second recording. Then try to play that back with: aplay myrecording.wav
Check your mixer carefully! I note this:
Amixer contents for card 0 [Intel] _____________________________________
amixer set ‘Front Mic’,0 100%,100% on
amixer set ‘Front Mic Boost’,0 100% 100%
amixer set ‘Mic’,0 100%,100% on
amixer set ‘Mic Boost’,0 100% 100%
amixer set ‘IEC958’,0 off Capture off
amixer set ‘IEC958 Default PCM’,0 on
amixer set ‘Capture’,0 Capture 31 100% off Capture 31 100% off
amixer set ‘Capture’,1 Capture 0 0% off Capture 0 0% off
amixer set ‘Digital’,0 Capture 120 100% Capture 120 100%
amixer set ‘Input Source’,0 Items: ‘Mic’ ‘Front Mic’ ‘Line’ ‘CD’ Item0: ‘Front Mic’
amixer set ‘Input Source’,1 Items: ‘Mic’ ‘Front Mic’ ‘Line’ ‘CD’ Item0: ‘Mic’
… you have IEC958 OFF (and its capture OFF). Is your Mic a digital Mic ? also, you have capture OFF in other places. You also have a “Mic” selected but not your “Front Mic” (and visa versa). Have you chosen the correct Mic? I can only ask the questions … not answer.
If necessary, we can try an edit to your /etc/modprobe.d/sound file. It appears you have an ALC883. In which case options we can try are one of the following:
3stack-dig 3-jack with SPDIF I/O
6stack-dig 6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O
3stack-6ch 3-jack 6-channel
3stack-6ch-dig 3-jack 6-channel with SPDIF I/O
6stack-dig-demo 6-jack digital for Intel demo board
acer Acer laptops (Travelmate 3012WTMi, Aspire 5600, etc)
acer-aspire Acer Aspire 9810
medion Medion Laptops
medion-md2 Medion MD2
targa-2ch-dig Targs/MSI with 2-channel
laptop-eapd 3-jack with SPDIF I/O and EAPD (Clevo M540JE, M550JE)
lenovo-101e Lenovo 101E
lenovo-nb0763 Lenovo NB0763
lenovo-ms7195-dig Lenovo MS7195
haier-w66 Haier W66
6stack-hp HP machines with 6stack (Nettle boards)
3stack-hp HP machines with 3stack (Lucknow, Samba boards)
6stack-dell Dell machines with 6stack (Inspiron 530)
mitac Mitac 8252D
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)