I tried the audio troubleshooting guide but didn’t see my problem. I don’t have a problem getting sound to work. It’s keeping it working after a reboot that’s the problem.
I have a Gigabyte 790X-UD4P mobo, with HDA ATI SB, ALC883 Digital (IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output)
Realtec ALC889A codec
YAST says the sound card is a: SBx00Azalia (Intel HDA).
I’m using opensuse 11.1 with KDE4.3.1 with the spdif optical connected to my home amp.
I lose sound after every reboot. I get startup and shutdown tones, but Firefox (Hulu, youtube, etc.) and vlc are silent. I found by trial and error that if I delete the sound card in YAST then click yes to the KDE warnings about not deleting the various sound devices (I don’t delete them) then I can configure the card with YAST using normal configuration and everything works, UNTIL the next reboot. Test sounds work but the sound from any apps is missing.
I’ve tried the multimedia tab in the configure desktop settings and moved the entries that work to the top, but no still sound on reboot, at least till I delete and reconfigure my sound card again.
There’s 2 default entries in the multimedia tab, neither one makes any sound when tested. One labeled default The other labeled default:card=0
There’s a hw:0,1 sound tests OK. This is the ALC 883 digital.
There’s a hw:0,0 no sound. That’s the ALC883 analog so not surprising.
The ALC digital and digital spdif entries work fine.
There’s also 2 entries identified only by a musical note symbol. One gave test sounds and the other didn’t. I just retried them and now neither one will select much less test. The mouse over box say the device is currently not available. The remove tab stays greyed out other wise I’d have removed the non-performing entries.
I’m getting pretty fast at deleting then reconfiguring the sound card to get sound but it is getting old. As I said at the beginning, I get the opensuse startup and shutdown chords always, but nothing in between from any apps unless I play with YAST and the sound card.
Thanks for any help.