I just installed openSUSE 11.1 64bit version. Everything works fine except the sound. The system seems to be unable to find a driver for the chip.
I’m using a 939Dual-SATA2 Mainboard with an Realtek 850 7.1channel AC’97 audio codec: ASRock Motherboard - Product - 939Dual-SATA2 - Overview
I searched a bit but an found this: Realtek ALC850 - Unixboard.de
So I looked for the Nvidea Soundstorm drivers. On the Nvidea page they tell me to use the Intel drivers: Linux nForce Drivers
but the system won’t exept them.
I tried your troubleshooting page also…
I installed alsa:
Maybe your dmesg will give a hint … Can you reboot and with your PC connected to the internet, copy and paste the following into a gnome terminal or a kde konsole:
dmesg > dmesg.txt && curl -F email@example.com nopaste.com/aThat will post your dmesg content to a paste site and give you a URL. Post just the URL here: In the dmesg I typically look for the key word “alsa” or “snd” or “hda” …
If that does not work, then I think you may need to update alsa to 1.0.19 in the hope that might help. That is possible by opening a terminal or konsole, and then type “su” (no quotes - enter root password when prompted) and then with your PC connected to the internet paste the following 6 zypper commands, one at a time, running them in sequence, in to that same terminal / konsole:
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio/openSUSE_11.1/ multimedia
ava@linux-vq8m:~> speaker-test -c2 -l5 -twav
Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 96 to 1048576
Period size range from 32 to 349526
Using max buffer size 1048576
Periods = 4
ALSA lib pcm_pulse.c:626:(pulse_prepare) PulseAudio: Unable to create stream: Verbindung beendet
Unable to set hw params for playback: Eingabe-/Ausgabefehler
Setting of hwparams failed: Eingabe-/Ausgabefehler
but this seems logic since there is still no sound card detected.So what device should play the sound? Maybe someone know where to get these “nvidea Soundstorm” drivers from.They worked for the guy in Realtek ALC850 - Unixboard.de but I don’t find them on the Nvidea page.
Thank you very much for your help…