Yep, this is probably the #1 question on this forum. You will find a lot of valuable advice digging in the archived messages. Use the ‘search’ function and have a special look for posts from ‘oldcpu’. If this does not help please post the relevant information regarding your laptop and installed packages (for an example what info is needed see Intel sound fails in openSUSE 11.1 RC1 - openSUSE Forums)
Hi freddybear, … I was away on vacation for over a week, and I am still going through old threads.
As noted, we need more information.
Please, with your laptop connected to the internet, can you run the following diagnostic script from a terminal. When it is complete it will give you a URL. Please post the URL here: /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh
please also provide the output of the following when run in a terminal:
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2