> I’m using SUSE 13.2 with GNOME and I can’t hear any sound, neither
> testing nor in video or audio playback.
There may be a slight confusion, because the term “on board speaker”
typically refers to a tiny speaker or beeper soldered to the mother
board, or perhaps on the same box, connected with a small cable. In
Linux it can only “beep”.
I suppose you don’t mean that. Guessing, I think that you have a laptop,
and that its sound does not work.
Have you used YaST to set up sound? There is a test button there. Any
I recommend you follow the suggestion to install ‘pavucontrol’ and see if you can use it to tune your audio.
wrt the ALC269VB, I see no specific ALC269VB model config, although in the HD-Audio-Models.txt I do note the ALC269 in this list:
laptop-amic Laptops with analog-mic input
laptop-dmic Laptops with digital-mic input
alc269-dmic Enable ALC269(VA) digital mic workaround
alc271-dmic Enable ALC271X digital mic workaround
inv-dmic Inverted internal mic workaround
headset-mic Indicates a combined headset (headphone+mic) jack
lenovo-dock Enables docking station I/O for some Lenovos
dell-headset-multi Headset jack, which can also be used as mic-in
dell-headset-dock Headset jack (without mic-in), and also dock I/O
where the above is something we can keep in mind if pavucontrol tuning does not work.
Have you tested to see if sound works as user root ? ie in an xterm type:
speaker-test -c2 l5 -twav
or if you have a .wav file try:
aplay -vv somefile.wav
Try that with both regular user and root permissions.
“tried to play” is a picturesque description but it leaves me wonder exactly what you tried. I scratched my head, and decided there was no way from that description that I could tell what you applied in pavucontrol, to ensure you conducted a correct setting.
Take a look at my laptop’s pavucontrol settings, that send sound to the speakers:
I double clicked an audio file, I guess that the default player is “Videos”, and tried the terminal method too. The pavucontrol settings are exactly the same as those on the screenshots.
My laptop is not connected via HDMI, but I tested on my TV and also got no sound.
Typically double clicking on an audio file of unspecified type/codec, and only guessing at the video player, does not inspire confidence in one trying to help (such as myself) as to that being a good test for basic sound functionality - as it could be a codec issue or an application issue, and our recommendations could be off the mark.
Can you confirm by this double clicking, to launch some ‘guessed’ video player, does give sound with your headphones ?
The next things to try , may be to tune the 50-sound.conf file … but this will require some effort (on your part) and before I potentially waste your time, could you answer my confirmation request ?
I didn’t think that this information was useful, as sound is not working anywhere in my system when using the speakers, I’m sorry.
I tried with a .mp3 file, then with a .wav file using Videos as player in both times, and one last time with the .wav using the aplay command that you suggested. I also tried some videos on YouTube - I use Firefox 39 - but I couldn’t hear anything. All this gave sound with my headphones.
One more dumb question on my part. Can you please confirm you unplug your headphones when you test your speaker sound ? Plugging in one’s headphones (in GNU/Linux) mutes the speakers on most laptops.