my sound device
Realtek ALC883-Intel 82801 HBM ICH8M HDA on laptop
Problem starts at setup of the system suse 11.3. It finds device but cannot continue. So I skip configuration. After login to system. I try to configure device with yast. Yast also see device but I can’t modify anything because yast don’t response.
(My English not good)
I tried with alsaconf but it cannot find the device. Please help!
The ALC883 is supported so my first thought is that your installation CD/DVD has a problem. Please, did you do an md5sum of the downloaded .iso file, and compare that to the md5sum listed on the openSUSE web site? Also, did you burn the .iso file to a +R or -R CD/DVD (and NOT to an RW CD/DVD) and burn at the slowest speed your burner allows? That is important.
Are you certain your sound is switched ON in your laptop’s BIOS ?
Please, can you also provide the following information:
provide the URLs (of a summary webpage) that are created by running the diagnostic script noted here: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE - Script to run to obtain detailed information. Run the script /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh and after the script finishes it will give you a website/URL address to pass to the support personnel. Please post here the output URL address. Just the URL address. You may need to run that script twice (the first time with root permissions to update in the /usr/sbin directory, and the second time to get the URL).
If it give you no address, then run it with the -no-upload option:
and open the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt with a text editor, and copy the contents into New - Pastie and press ‘paste’ on that site and then post here the URL/website address it gives you.
in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -qa ‘alsa’ #and post output here
in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -qa ‘pulse’ #and post output here
in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -q libasound2 #and post output here
in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: uname -a #and post output here
In a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: cat /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf #and post output here
alsaconf was depreciated in openSUSE-11.2 (it last worked on openSUSE in version 11.1). So it will not work in version 11.3.
82801DB/DBL/DBM ICH4/ICH4l/ICH4M AC '97 Controller
as my laptop sound device. The install made note of it, but no sound. YAST recognized it, allowed many types of changes, but … no sound. The solution was embarassingly simple and (in retrospect) obvious. In Gnome Control Center (not YAST), go to Sound. In the “Output” tab, the sound device should be “Internal Audio Analog Stereo”, and in the “Connector” drop-down, select “Analog Output/NO Amplifier”. Voila! Sound is working!. For some reason, the install had recognized the device, set same as “Amplifier”, and set the volume very low!.