Before I start let me say I tried the remedies prescribed
in “http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AudioTroubleshooting”, but
none fix my problem.
Computer model: Dell XPS720 w/ a Sound Blaster Audigy 4 card.
On-board sound card is disabled in the BIOS.
When the computer books, I hear the normal speaker
“thump” sound when the sound driver loads, hinting it’s
not a driver problem.
I checked the Audio mixers (pavucontrol,
gnome-volume-control), and nothing is muted.
Config files like “/etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf” seemingly
have the right entries.
When I test the sound with
“user$ speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav” I can
hear the very VERY faint testsound (I mean I have to
turn the volume all the way up to barely hear it).
pavucontrol and other volume control tabs always
show dummy-output, or blank instead of SBAugidy-4.
And when it occassionally shows SBAudigy-4, still no
sound output. This is true even when “pulseaudio”
daemon is running.
Finally this all work in FedoraCore-10, but not
FedoraCore-12. That’s why I switched to openSUSE
(in addition to opsenSUSE supporting XEN nicely).
The point is, something about HAL has probably
I placed myself as a member of the “audio” group,
just in case.
Codecs are all installed.
Nothing is working out. And I get the feeling it has to do
with the X windowing system (I run IceWM from run-level
3 to avoid all those unnecessary daemons at run-level 5).
I’ll be it’s capturing something when I start it.
Any ideas on anything. I’m stuck. This is so crappy.
Thanks In Advance,