Hi, reading some posts in here seems others have same issue. I might have a different problems as I have a newer laptop, a HP dv6-2170us with intel i5 cpu. I had no wireless with the 2.6.31 kernel so I upgraded to the 2.6.34 and had to manually compile my wireless driver. Everything works great now except the sound issue. I thought it use to work out the box with the old kernel, but then again I might be wrong. I knwo it works in the “other os” dual booting and all. Its a not a huge issue, but hopeing I could resolve it.
Here is some of the info from reading some of the other posts. the model=dell-vostro I just tried to see if that works, which is doesnt, so thats why thats in my sound.conf file.
If sound does not work with a model option, then remove the option. Leaving the option in is almost guaranteed to cause more problems. After removing the option, then reboot.
I note this in your PC:
#!!HDA-Intel Codec information
#Codec: IDT 92HD75B3X5
I do not know if that codec is supported … I do know know of ANY model option called “dell-vostro”. I searched the HD-Audio-Models.txt file for such an option and did not find it. You just can’t make up options (such as dell-vostro) out of the air and put them in and hope they work.
I also did not find any reference to the 92HD75B3 …
Well the issue isnt that I dont have sound. Infact the sounds works great and sounds great. The issue I have is the built in speakers in then laptop do not mute when plugging in headphones to the front jack of the laptop, like its supposed to do. I do have a volume slider “Speakers” that adjusts the speaker volume but doesnt effect the headphone volume, so I can manually mute that when using headphones (I just realized this after I posted), but I wish there was a way to auto mute when the headphones are plugged in like what happens in the “other os”. Just a minor minor issue, but something to strive for none the less.
Apologies for the shortness of my previous answer, but last night my back was killing me … the joys of old age
The symptom you described typically means that alsa sound driver is not configured correctly. This, as you have attempted, can sometimes be corrected by installing a custom option upon boot in the configuration file. However I am aware of no such option for the hardware audio codec in your PC.
One option is to update to the latest 1.0.23 version of alsa. But there are no precompiled alsa rpms for that kernel version that I am aware of. Hence you could download and compile all the various tarballs from here: Main Page - AlsaProject ie alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-utils, alsa-tools, alsa-firmware, and alsa-plugins. However that also may not solve the problem if someone else has not reported it.
Then the solution is to write a bug report on this so that the openSUSE sound packager (who is also an alsa driver developer) can look at this and solve the problem. They likely will not look at openSUSE-11.2 with 2.6.34 as that is non standard. But they will look at 11.3 milestone with 2.6.34, and hence my suggestion above.
There is guidance for writing bug reports here: Submitting Bug Reports - openSUSE Be certain to raise the bug report against component “sound” and NOT against the kernel.
Run the diagnostic script:
which will create the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt. Attach that file to the bug report.
Note the openSUSE packager/alsa-developer who addresses the bug report will NOT read a forum thread. So your bug report MUST have all salient information inside.
They may have some suggested things for you to test, so please monitor the status of the bug report.