No sound in dell studio 1535 SuSe 11.1

I have installed SuSe 11.1 with 4 KDE.
After installation i can’t hear sound.
In yast all ok.
When i restart alsa - there was only one signal.
after boot it write that intel hda fail.
Can someone help?

I have a dell studio 1537 (very similar to a dell studio 1535) and sound works on openSUSE-11.1.

What happens when you open a Konsole and copy and paste into that konsole:
speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav
you should hear a ladies voice saying ‘FRONT LEFT’,‘FRONT RIGHT’ five times. Please also check your mixer settings, ensuring that both PCM and Master volume are up to 95% during your test (back off the levels to a lower value once you have the basic sound functioning).

after i typed - speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav
there was nothing

but after i run alsaconf - and typed the same command (speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav) i heard voice (but in yast my card became not configured)

when i typed speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav - nothing

after restart sound (rcalsasound restart) - onle one signal and that is all.

when in yast i configured card - the command speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav - again gave nothing (no sound)

rpm -qa | grep alsa

rpm -qa | grep pulse

rpm -q libasound2

Linux linux-ihmw #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

options snd slots=snd-hda-intel,snd-hda-intel

u1Nb.5McvgV6tXe2:82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel

NXNs.zLbcdSmaRU4:RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]

alias snd-card-1 snd-hda-intel

head -n 1 /proc/asound/card0/codec*
Codec: IDT 92HD73C1X5

cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.17

at /proc/asound/modules
0 snd_hda_intel
1 snd_hda_intel

at /proc/asound/cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xf6ffc000 irq 21
HDA ATI HDMI at 0xf6dec000 irq 17

Sorry- command speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav work in all cases )

but besides one small signal after restart sound i have not any sound(

Then you have sound functioning.

It is likely you have a codec or multimedia player problem. Please let me pontificate a bit (sorry) about openSUSE philosophy. Multimedia as provided by Novell/SuSE-GmbH is mostly crippled for all proprietary codecs. This is because openSUSE is openSUSE. Note the emphasis on “open”. Novell/SuSE-GmbH try harder than most Linux distributions, to ensure openSUSE adheres reasonably close to the open source free software philosophy, which means Novell/SuSE-GmbH

  • do NOT PROVIDE software which is NOT free to give away, and
  • do NOT provide software which does not have source code that can NOT be reviewed, and
  • do not provide software which is NOT free to copy, and
  • do not provide software which is NOT free to modify, and
  • do not provide software which is NOT free to give away modified copies.

This means many proprietary hardware drivers, and proprietary video/audio codecs, and many price free proprietary applications (but not opensource free) are not included with Novell/SuSE’s open source Linux “openSUSE”.

Which means the default multimedia will not play most video/audio files, as they all use proprietary codecs.

But you can EASILY get 3rd party packages to work around this. EASILY. Setup your Software Package Manger with OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman repositories. Just those 4. No others. None. You can add others ONLY after you learn the risks and problems that exist with the others, and ONLY after you learn how to work around the dependency and other problems that can crop up as a result of adding extra repositories (repos). There is guidance here for adding repos Repositories/11.1 - openSUSE-Community …follow the instructions and add ONLY OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman. Just those 4. In particular, do NOT add videolan, as some of its apps and codecs are not compatible with packman and will cause breakage.

Now, you may have figured this out already, but just in case not, I typically recommend, after the 4 repos are added, with your PC connected to the internet, go to YaST > Software > Software Management and change the “filter” to “search” and install the packman packaged versions of smplayer, mplayerplug-in, vlc, libxine1, libffmpeg0, w32codec-all, amarok, amarok-xine. That should get your started.

Note, do not use the Novell/SuSE-GmbH versions, nor the Videolan versions. Use the Packman packaged versions.

I installed xmms and the music play - but in yast when i test sound - there was no any sound

But after i boot my laptop- the message appear- that the audio playback device HDA Intel does not work. Falling back to default.

What is this mean? In yast I can’t test sound but xmms play?

it was the same with my laptop
try if it works with headphones, if yes you can go to my thread for a solution…

Problems with HP DV5 1040eg - linux newbie - openSUSE Forums

with headphones the same

xmms and Mplayer play sound (but when i start xmms or Mplayer there is one sharp signal and then all ok )

after boot always appears message the audio playback device HDA Intel does not work. Falling back to default

And in yast when a push test sound-nothing

In tray -in kmix -option Mute always checked and I can’t uncheck it.

after i close any sound application - one sharp signal again

I believe this to be a bug in openSUSE-11.1. I would not worry about it. There is a workaround on this forum somewhere , on how to stop the error from appearing.

If you do a search on the exact error message, you are likely to find the work around.

What do you mean by this? Does your speaker now work for sound?

ok, then aside from the “sharp signal” your media players now work? If so, then that is an improvement …

I need to see more detail on your PC to understand this. Please post here the output URL provided when running the following in a konsole or gnome terminal:
su -c '/usr/sbin/’enter your root password when prompted for a passport. That script will give a URL. Post here ONLY the URL.

and also copy and paste the following into a gnome terminal or kde konsole and post here the output:
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
uname -a
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

Yes all work. In xmms and Mplayer sound work.
But when I start Xmms or Mplayer- i hear some small sharp signal- and then it is ok.

And in yast - when i click test sound - there is no sound.
But in xmms and Mplayer it is ok- only when i start- one signal.

The command like
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2

on the 1-st page of this topic.

And can somebody say why i use xv drivers- the message appears-
error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo

when i use another driver it is ok but when i switch Mplayer to or even bigger then real small it goes like slow motion the sound is way off its not whatchable.

when in fullscreen or even bigger then real small it goes like slow motion the sound is way off its not whatchable,