I’m having trouble with the sound output on my laptop.
Laptop: HP Compaq 6830s
openSUSE version: 11.1
Desktop: KDE 4
Audio device: Intel Corp 82801I (ICH9 Family)
Audio codec: Analog Devices AD1984A
PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: the sound output only works on the headphones on a fresh install.
I managed to get the speakers working by adding “option snd-hda-intel-hda model=laptop” to my /etc/modprobe.d/sound. But at every reboot the problem comes back until i restart alsa.
The screensaver also messes up my alsa and i have to restart alsa when it triggers.
I note your PC has an AD1984A hardware audio codec. Note the ALSA-Configuration.txt file for 1.0.18a of alsa has the following options listed:
AD1884A / AD1883 / AD1984A / AD1984B
desktop 3-stack desktop (default)
laptop laptop with HP jack sensing
mobile mobile devices with HP jack sensing
thinkpad Lenovo Thinkpad X300
I see you were partially successfully with “laptop” option. Instead of laptop, did you also try mobile in your /etc/modprobe.d/sound to see if it was better? or thinkpad? or desktop ? Restart your PC after each test
Typically I recommend an update to alsa, when I research the alsa site and note that there is an update specific to one’s PC’s hardware audio codec. I did not note that in the case of your PC.
Still, you could try an update, and if it makes things worse, you could roll back to the old alsa, using your installation CD/DVD. To update, open a gnome terminal or a kde konsole, type “su” (no quotes - enter root password when prompted) to obtain root permissions, and then send (copy and paste) the following six commands in sequence, one at a time to update your alsa:
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio/openSUSE_11.1/ multimedia