when testing your sound I recommend you use this:
** speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav**
If the audio troubleshooting guide does not help, then please post here the very latest output of running the diagnostic script in the guide. To do that, please copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal / konsole with your PC connected to the internet:
wget http://home.cfl.rr.com/infofiles/tsalsa && su -c 'bash ./tsalsa'
when prompted for a password, enter the root password. The script will give you a URL when it is complete. Please post that URL here.
Please also try to answer the question re: the number of plugs/jacks as accurately as possible. For example my PC has 3 sound input/output pugs/jacks.
Also, please post here the output of copy and pasting the following one line at a time in a gnome-terminal / konsole: rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
thanks for the reply. after playing around with some settings described in the links from your post, i now have sound!
although, i’m not sure if it’s 100% functional (there doesn’t seem to be any bass, so the sound quality isn’t great - nor is the volume).
Ok, thanks for that. According to the diagnostic script, your ATI RV620 has a STAC 92HD73C1XS codec. Thats new to me. I did some research on this. There is improved support for it under 1.0.17 of alsa (you have 1.0.16).
which means to update, you should, with your PC connected to the internet, open up a gnome-terminal, type “su” to get root permissions (enter root password) and then copy and paste the following in sequence, one at a time, executing them one at a time:
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio/openSUSE_11.0/ multimedia
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio:/KMP/openSUSE_11.0_Update/ multimedia
zypper install alsa-driver-kmp-pae
zypper rr multimedia
Then you can reboot your PC (to reloaded the updated alsa modules) and test your sound.
You may still need to edit your /etc/modprobe.d/sound file to have this latest codec recognized. I note from the ALSA-Configuration.txt file for 1.0.17 of alsa (its not in 1.0.16 ALSA-Configuration.txt file) the following entry:
I looked, but could not see if your 92HD73C1XS codec is supported yet by the codegraph diagnostic application: HDA codec graphing tool
It looked to me like it is not. … I don’t have an HDA Intel, so I have been unable to play with the codecgraph application myself, although after installing graphviz and graphviz-devel, codecgraph was an easy compile with checkinstall (to a custom rpm). I just don’t have the hardware to test/play with it.
I’m thinking I might ask one of the packagers to package this as an rpm for openSUSE (but this is just me babbling … ) .