Sound Card Not Working Properly?

Hey guys.

I have an onboard sound card I believe…I use the motherboard for my sound. It’s not working in openSUSE.

Any suggestions? I have an ASUS M3N78-VM motherboard.

You could try working your way thru the openSUSE audio troubleshooting guide:SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

Ensure you moved both master and PCM volume and headphone controls up in your mixer to 95% when testing sound. After you have confirmed basic sound you can move those down to a lower level to remove distortion.

To test your sound I recommend you try each of these sound tests (as both a regular user, and with root permissions) to see if one might work:
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 konsole/xterm has the mouse focus, press <CTRL><C> on the keyboard. Note you should check your mixer settings (kmix if using KDE, and alsamixer if using Gnome) to ensure that PCM and Master Volume are set around 75%. Note the test for surround sound is different.

If that test yields errors, try instead this more simple test:

     speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav

If you have no success with the audio troubleshooting guide, then I will need more information if I am to make a recommendation … So can you provide more very detailed information so a good recommendation can be given? In the case of openSUSE-11.1, you can do that, with your PC connected to the internet, by opening a gnome-terminal or a kde konsole and typing with root permissions twice:/usr/sbin/alsa-info.shthe first time it will update the diagnostic script, and the second time that will run the diagnostic script and post the output to a web site on the Internet. It will give you the URL of the web site. Please post that URL here. Just the URL.

Please post if you are using openSUSE-11.0, and I’ll have to give you a different (more complex) command.

Also, please to provide additional information, copy and paste the following commands one line at a time into a gnome-terminal or a konsole and post here the output: rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
uname -a
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

How do I run terminal in “root” mode? :
There seems to be an update available when I input “/usr/sbin/” command but I cannot download it without proper access…?

Did the first command you gave in terminal with my microphones connected to my front microphone port. Here is what was outputted:

Playback device is plug:front
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
WAV file(s)
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 64 to 16384
Period size range from 32 to 8192
Using max buffer size 16384
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 4096
was set buffer_size = 16384
0 - Front Left

Last command you told me to do results:

justice@linux-pbjq:~> rpm -qa | grep alsa
justice@linux-pbjq:~> rpm -qa | grep pulse
justice@linux-pbjq:~> rpm -q libasound2
justice@linux-pbjq:~> uname -a
Linux linux-pbjq #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
justice@linux-pbjq:~> cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

First type “su” (no quotes - enter root password when prompted). You will see the prompt change from:
youcomputer:/home/gm-eggs #

That change of the prompt to # and the colour change, is a good indication that you have root permissions. Then run the script.

You can also tell what user you might be by typing: whoami

OK, does your microphone have ear phones? If so, were you listening to sound out of your microphone?

Typically, if one plugs in headphones, the speakers are supposed to be muted in lieu of sound coming out of the headphones.

Did you get no output from typing “cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound” ?

In my original post I meant HEADPHONES not microphones…sorry for the confusion.

But yeah no sound is being output by my soundcard…yet it is detected in YaST as a GeForce 8200?..

Please hwelp :frowning:

I get this as output:

options snd slots=snd-hda-intel

M71A.WSqdChCHqI1:MCP78S [GeForce 8200] High Definition Audio

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel

did you check your pcm and master volume in
yast>> hardware >> sound>> other >> volume

Yeah they’re all maxed out, please help. :frowning:

I’m waiting for your successful result from this: