pulseaudio should be installed by default, and I don’t see why gnome-media or nspluginwrapper should be needed for sound in steam…
But check that you have alsa-plugins-pulse and alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit installed.
and to add the lines (one per try…) to the usr/bin/steam file:
and if i add the line “SDL_AUDIODRIVER=[any sound service] steam” it makes my cpu go crazy and my pc unresponsive.
By default pulseaudio is used, which blocks every other application from using the sound card directly, that’s why those things won’t work.
As written above, alsa-plugins-pulse and alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit should help with that as it redirects all applications to use pulseaudio instead of alsa directly.
You could also try to disable pulseaudio in YaST->Hardware->Sound. Click on “Other…” and select “PulseAudio Configuration” for that.
Does it work then after a reboot?
wont cause that other issues? i mean, doesnt everything uses pulseaudio? anyways, not a big deal. this was just for testing purposes. I find that, at least the games i tried (serious sam 3, painkiller hd, and l4d2) runs way better on my other windows computer. so no big deal if once in awhile i want to try out something i run that killall pulseaudio command.
I’m facing this same issue. The sound works in same games including Valve titles, but usually I get no sound (The Swapper, Cat Lady, Amnesia, Papers, Please). I have ‘alsa-plugins-pulse’ and ‘alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit’ installed.
I still haven’t figured out how to solve all my sound issues, audio volume is much lower than on Windows and I only can listen modern “loudness war era” records on comfortable levels. Alsamixer is at 100, OS volume is at 100% in Audio Mixer and my sound card is HDA Intel PCH (Alsa Mixer). I want to output to my external DAC but I have no idea how that’s possible.
I’ve installed Pavucontrol, but that didn’t help much. I don’t know how important is to disable unused audio devices.
There is also a weird tendency to default the audio levels to 92% or 108% with applications and on the system level. I just noticed that my music player was playing at 92%, I don’t know why that happens >:(
You attached your problem at the end of another on, more then one and a half year old.
You may think it is similar, but it is not sure that it is exactly the same. The more so because openSUSE versions did not stay quite the same. Same for the other software versions.
Also, how many people do you think are still watching this old thread?
To get the maximum of exposure to your problem, please start a new thread in the Multiedia forum, with a good title, that has the keywords to draw the attention of people with knowledge about your problem area.
Ill put here a fix, as some guys will end in this topic searching for a fix for the no sound issue in some games, I had it, and I had to google a lot, but I found the solution going to the forums of that specific game in steam, I suppose it will work with others as well, if someone can verify it it would be perfect, the fix is opening steam, go to the game in your library, right click on it, properties, and in launch options put this…
In my case the game opens with no sound, but in 10 or 15 seconds sound comes, and you have perfect sound in game, hope it helps, Im using Leap 42.1.