No sound hp dv6599

Earlier i installed suse 10.2 . Then I upgraded 10.3. There wasnt any sound in either of the 2 versions. I read quite a lot of posts but none of them helped. Seriously need some help.

This is the link to my specs.

tsalsa.txt - (beta)

I tried installing alsa 1.0.17 stuff .but when installing alsa-driver-1.0.17 it gave me this error

hp6599:/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.17 # ./configure
checking for gcc… gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name… a.out
checking whether the C compiler works… yes
checking whether we are cross compiling… no
checking for suffix of executables…
checking for suffix of object files… o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler… yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g… yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89… none needed
checking for ranlib… ranlib
checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor… gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e… /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep… /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files… yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const… yes
checking for inline… inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included… yes
checking whether gcc needs -traditional… no
checking for current directory… /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.17
checking cross compile…
checking for directory with kernel source… ./configure: line 4685: cd: /lib/modules/ No such file or directory
checking for directory with kernel build… /lib/modules/
checking for kernel linux/version.h… no
The file /include/linux/version.h does not exist.
Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel


I will really appreciate your help

Ok, thanks for that. You have an alc268 in your laptop which typically requires an alsa driver > 1.0.14.

But there is no need to custom compile as there are alsa rpms already in place. I recommend you uninstall the compiled tarballs, and update your alsa with the following six zypper commands in sequence (while your laptop is connected to the internet). Type “su” first to get root permissions:

zypper ar multimedia 
zypper install alsa alsa-utils alsa-tools alsa-firmware libasound2
zypper rr multimedia
zypper ar multimedia
zypper install alsa-driver-kmp-default
zypper rr multimedia

Then restart your PC and test your sound.

heyyy man…thanks a gazillion :slight_smile: I followed it with my eyes closed n it all went as smooth as it could …
im really really thankful to u for such a quick response…u made my day :slight_smile:
thankx man…