Thanks for the info. A question: why did you choose the option snd-intel8x0 ac97_quirk=4 ? Unless you have a good reason, I recommend you remove that setting. Your card is an snd-hda-intel, and you have “told” it to load ac97_quirk=4 for an snd-intel8x0, which is not your laptop’s hardware/audio-chipset! Or is it ?
What alsa version are you using? 1.0.16 ? What desktop are you using? Gnome? KDE-3.5.9 ? KDE-4.0.4 ?
To provide the alsa version, please post the output of typing the following in a Gnome-Terminal or Konsole:
rpm -qa | grep alsa
rpm -qa | grep pulse
rpm -q libasound2
For an ALC268 (and guessing you have 1.0.16 of alsa) I note the following options are available in the ALSA-Configuration.txt file:
3stack 3-stack model
toshiba Toshiba A205
acer Acer laptops
dell Dell OEM laptops (Vostro 1200)
zepto Zepto laptops
test for testing/debugging purpose, almost all controls can
adjusted. Appearing only when compiled with
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)
Now openSUSE-11.0 has a known bug for some hardware audio codecs (and I do not know if this is the case for the ALC268) it fails to auto recognize the hardware codec upon boot. So you could try the following in your /etc/modprobe.d/sound file:
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
# u1Nb.MoRg9bR9p8C:82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=auto
and then restart your sound with su -c ‘rcalsasound restart’ (enter root password when prompted for a password) and test your sound (be certain to check your mixer). If that does not work, replace “auto” in that file with “3stack” (no quotes) and restart alsa (as described above) and test your sound. If that fails, replace “3stack” with “toshiba” (again no quotes), reload alsa, test … etc … also trying the acer, dell, and zepto options.
When it comes to testing your sound, I recommend you copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal or konsole:
speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav
My reference for the above (except for the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file syntax, which varies from this reference for openSUSE-11.0) is the openSUSE audio troubleshooting guide: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE
Also, do you have ndiswrapper setup for wireless? That is also known on occasion to cause problems with the loading of the alsa driver on some PCs.
To stay current I typically go to the alsa web site, and download the tarball, and extract the ALSA-Configuration.txt file from the alsa driver tarball. The information is in the ALSA-Configuration.txt file.
But you can also find the file by typing ALSA-Configuration.txt in google. The problem with the google approach is it can be difficult to determine what version of alsa the ALSA-Configuration.txt file might be associated with.
I’m looking into buying a Tecra M10, and this post is my only hint that it will run well with Linux. Could you PLEASE send me more details of your experience, graphics in particular. I want to make presentations with an external display - have you done this? What about network and wireless?