Problem sound setup in openSUSE 11


I’m having a problem trying to have sound setup automatically at a desired volume during startup because it begin a volume zero. I have to change it using Yast. Could anyone help please? Tha output is below,

andreltr@linux:~> dmesg | grep intel
intel_rng: FWH not detected
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 55419 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
ALSA /usr/src/packages/BUILD/alsa-driver-unstable/pci/intel8x0.c:2348: Unable to initialize codec #0
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_new
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_new
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_lib_preallocate_pages_for_all
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_lib_preallocate_pages_for_all
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_verbose_printk
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_verbose_printk
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_lib_malloc_pages
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_lib_malloc_pages
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_lib_ioctl
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_lib_ioctl
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_lib_free_pages
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_lib_free_pages
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_set_ops
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_set_ops
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_hw_constraint_list
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_hw_constraint_list
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_suspend_all
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_suspend_all
snd_intel8x0m: disagrees about version of symbol snd_pcm_period_elapsed
snd_intel8x0m: Unknown symbol snd_pcm_period_elapsed
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 55459 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
ALSA /usr/src/packages/BUILD/alsa-driver-unstable/pci/intel8x0.c:2348: Unable to initialize codec #0


André Luiz

I note you already have a thread on this problem, or is this a different computer?
Sound & alsaconf - openSUSE Forums
Please do not start a new thread on such problems (if it is the same PC) as it is very confusing and can result in duplicated and wasted effort.

I gave 2 recommendations in that previous thread as a work around, … did you try BOTH of them together ? ie
rcalsasound restart
as a line in your /etc/init.d/boot.local

and also adjust your audio to the volume level you like, and then run
su -c ‘alsactl store’ #and enter root password

… and then reboot to test your audio levels?

We need more information to try understand why you have all those entries in your dmesg? Can you reboot, and then immediately after a reboot, provide the entire dmesg contents. Please do that by copy and pasting the following into a gnone-terminal or a kde konsole:
dmesg > dmesg.txt && curl -F file=@dmesg.txt

Also, with your sound working, and with your PC connected to the internet copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal or konsole:

wget -O && bash 

When the script completes it will pass you a URL. Please post that URL here.

Are you using an ndiswrapper for a wireless device?

Also, please copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal or konsole and post the output here.rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
uname -a
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound


Pleaseread the following thread post.


Thanks for the reply. Read below please.


andreltr@linux:~/Desktop> rpm -qa | grep alsa
andreltr@linux:~/Desktop> rpm -qa | grep pulse
andreltr@linux:~/Desktop> rpm -q libasound2
andreltr@linux:~/Desktop> uname -a
Linux linux #1 SMP 2008-10-21 16:30:26 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
andreltr@linux:~/Desktop> cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

options snd slots=snd-intel8x0

r0Vg.USip91MYsy3:82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC’97 Audio Controller

alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0


André Luiz****

Why did you paste an extract of the dmesg? The curl command is designed to post it on a web site, and give you a URL. Why not just post the URL ?

or if you do not have access to Internet on that PC, simply copy it to a text file, and paste the contents of a text file to a site such as: general pastebin - no posts to display and post here the URL.

A URL takes up far less space than posting most of the contents of the dmesg.

By posting the way you have, it makes this thread extremely difficult to read. :frowning:

This is a problem. You have two alsa drivers installed. You should NOT install both. Remove alsa-driver-unstable-kmp-default.

Also, where is the output URL from this:

wget -O && bash 

I need the information that if I am to make any effort at helping.

Since you have updated to 1.0.18, you can also try running that from

It appears to me you have more than one problem. For example, I see this in your dmesg:

ALSA /usr/src/packages/BUILD/alsa-driver-unstable/pci/ac97/ac97_codec.c:2068: AC'97 0 does not respond - RESET
ALSA /usr/src/packages/BUILD/alsa-driver-unstable/pci/ac97/ac97_codec.c:2077: AC'97 0 access is not valid [0xffffffff], removing mixer.
ALSA /usr/src/packages/BUILD/alsa-driver-unstable/pci/intel8x0.c:2348: Unable to initialize codec #0 

which indicates the alsa-driver-unstable is causing problems. As I already noted, you need to remove that.

I suspect, thou, it will take more effort to solve your problem.