You could try working your way through the openSUSE audio troubleshooting guide:
SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE
Note, when testing if you have sound, please copy and paste the following speaker-test into a Gnome terminal:
speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav
Note Linux is case sensitive, and “D” is not the same as “d”. To stop the above test, while the gnome terminal has the mouse focus, press <CTRL><C> on the keyboard. Note you should check your mixer settings (alsamixer if using Gnome) to ensure that PCM and Master Volume are set around 95%. Once you have basic sound established you can back off to lower volume levels. Note the test for surround sound is different.
If that test yields errors (and its not uncommon to get errors there), try instead this more simple test: speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twavYou should hear a female voice saying ‘FRONT LEFT’, ‘FRONT RIGHT’ five times. Its quite common that one of those speaker tests will work and one will NOT work, so don’t be distressed if that is the case. IF that test gives sound, stop now, post that the sound test gives sound, and we will look at other possible causes for your applications not giving you the sound you want (such as missing codecs, using the wrong packaged version … etc … ).
Try those speaker-tests as both a regular user, and with root permissions. If you have a headset, try with your headset plugged in, and also with your headset not plugged in (for speakers).
Assuming still no sound, can you provide more very detailed information so a good recommendation can be given? You can do that with openSUSE-11.1, with your laptop connected to the internet, by opening a gnome-terminal and typing “su” (no quotes - enter root password) and then and typing and executing twice :
/usr/sbin/alsa-info.shthe first time it will ask to update. Select YES for the update. The second time that will run a diagnostic script and post the output to a web site on the Internet. After the script completes executing, it will give you the URL of the web site. Please post that URL here. JUST the URL.
If instead you are using openSUSE-11.0 or earlier, then with your PC connected to the Internet, copy and paste the following command into a terminal or konsole:
wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh
after the script completes executing, that will provide you a URL. Please post the URL here. Just the URL.
Also, please copy and paste the following commands one line at a time into a gnome-terminal and post here the output: rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound… with that information I may be able to make a recommendation.