I’ve installed Opensuse 10.3 Gnome version using the install CD download.
Things were fine until I tried to play audios and videos. The videos would not run no matter what updates were performed. The audio was noisy and grainy. I went to the control center and checked up the device configs and it showed some xxxx driver. My sound card is a realtek HD audio. I pulled down the list and it showed an RTL driver also,so I chose it and tried to run the audio, no luck again. So I goto the Realtek site and download the drivers for linux and run the install scripts. This shitty software, uninstalls all the drivers and then builds the realtek thing and tells me that it cannot find a compatible soundcard (which is BS) and simply disappears. So now, there’s no sound driver available. I think it’s no big deal and shutdown. Later when I start openSuse, it logs me off and tells me that it was unable to load the libasound2.so.2 object or whatever.
I’m a linux beginner and have no clue what it’s talking about but guessing around and a little bit of reading tells me it’s complaining because of the missing libasound libraries that the gnome-session uses. I try to find the configuration files used by gnome-session but don’t find any reference to this. Probably loads from a default setting.
Now I’m stuck, it won’t let me log on except in a failsafe terminal mode and in this case, no external drives are recognized and my PPP connection cannot be started because I don’t know if u can, and if so, how?
So what can I do now? How do I reinstall the sound drivers? What should be my course of action? When I boot up from the CD, there’s a rescue operation that can be attempted, but it only gives me a command line. How can I use this? There’s no repair installation option available!