I am a newbie and have just installed this version of SUSE and everything went fine (i.e. all hardware was detected and drivers loaded) However when i try to play a file it seems as if it is playing but no sound. I have checked to make sure nothing is muted so it’s not that. I have also added my username to the audio group. I want to try to change the driver but dont know how. The one being used is for SoundBlaster Live not audigy. It is using snd-emu10k1
and i want to try snd-emu10k2. Do you think this would work and how do I do it?
Thanks for the reply. I am very new and I’ve installed many distros and this is the only one that seems to work. I can hear the speakers pop when I reboot so I know it is something simple but I cant find it.
openSUSE comes basically crippled for multimedia as packaged due to the fact openSUSE follows a free software philosophy (ie no proprietary codecs). To install non-crippled applications and codecs means one needs to install software. To install software means one needs a good software package manager. The one that came with openSUSE-10.1 was not very good.
So, are you using openSUSE-10.1 or SLED/SLES-10.x ?? There is a difference.
I tried then installed the live CD and when I booted the screen was black. As I said i earlier posts 10.1 was the only one that would boot and update and boot again. I am now DL 10.3 and will try that. I really dont want to go back to Windows.
I have success installing recent versions (I’m up to 11.2M5 actually) by doing a net install. Once you have 10.3 running, you can get to 11.1 via a net install. Perhaps zypper dup will work also. But you need better expertise than mine to confirm that for you.
If you have 2 PCs, I recommend you go back to this state.
Typically, in such a case, the FIX is to boot to a text log in (run level 3) and run a command to configure one’s graphics with a basic vesa driver. Then after that is done, one can later install a higher performance driver.
Also, do NOT use an RW CD for this, as those are notorious for introducing record/playback problems with an OS. Use a -R or +R.
To fix the “black screen”, then boot the PC with Linux installed, and when the green menu (giving you a boot selection) appears, type “3” (no quotes) and that will appear in the options line. That will direct the boot to run level 3 (an ascii/text log in).
Log in as the regular user you set up. Type the password.
Then type “su” (no quotes - enter the root password).
Then type: sax2 -p
and post here the output. That will tell us what graphic device(s) your PC has.
then try to install a vesa driver. Assuming only 1 graphic device, type: sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
(thats zero equals vesa). Give it some time to configure your graphics.
Note if your PC has two graphic devices, instead that might be: “sax2 -r -m 1=vesa”.
If that completes successfully, type: shutdown -r now
to reboot. … do not press “3” when rebooting
You can also shutdown completely with ‘shutdown -h now’
I’m sorry for not knowing what you all need to help me. It is a ATI Radeon 8500DV. What other information do you need and I will get it. Again, thanks SOOOOO much for the help!!! I’m using opensuse 10.1 still with no sound and I am dual booting winxp pro (suse is on its own physical drive) I really want to get rid of windows but am frustrated
I guess the important thing here, is I am not going to waste your time nor my time trying to support openSUSE-10.1. While its possible to get sound working on that, given you just installed it, I do not believe there is anything to be gained by using it, as I am confident openSUSE-11.1 can be made to work.
openSUSE-10.1 is not supported by anyone, and by trying to use it, you will miss out of most of what could be a good Linux experience.
Please read post#15 above. Maybe print it out. Then re-install openSUSE-11.1. When you get to the part where you rebooted and the screen was black then restart the PC, and in the green boot menu, type “3” (per the instructions in post #15).
In post#15 I recommended you type: sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
and that should work.
Alternatively you could type: sax2 -r -m 0=radeon
and that also should work.
I really dont want to be a pain in the butt, Here’s where I am. The KDE Live cd works when running from my cd player as far as i can see it but still no sound. I installed the KDE Live cd last night and that is when the screen went black. What do you recommend I do?