Thanks for that. I see a 32-bit openSUSE-11.0 with the 22.214.171.124 kernel. I note a mix of alsa-1.0.16 and 1.0.17 which could cause problems.
Your Dell 830 has a STAC9205 hardware audio codec.
It looks o me like you tried to update your alsa, and updated the alsa-driver-kmp-pae, but not the remainder. Please, can you try to update these again, by typing “su” (enter root password) to get root permissions, and then send the following 6 zypper commands (copy and paste these commands into a gnome-terminal / konsole with your PC connected to the internet):
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio/openSUSE_11.0/ multimedia
zypper install alsa alsa-devel alsa-oss alsa-plugins alsa-plugins-pulse alsa-utils alsa-tools alsa-firmware libasound2
zypper rr multimedia
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/audio:/KMP/openSUSE_11.0/ multimedia
zypper install alsa-driver-kmp-pae
zypper rr multimedia
then after that is complete, restart your computer and test your audio.
When testing your audio, please copy and paste the following into a gnome-terminal / konsole:
speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav
I note you have your master volume at 34%.
Amixer contents for card 0 [Intel] _____________________________________
amixer set 'Master',0 34% on
I recommend you move that up to around 70%.
If you still do not have sound then we can try an edit to your /etc/modprobe.d/sound file. I note the following:
so to modify that, please open an editor with root permissions and change that /etc/modprobe.d/sound file to read:
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m42
# u1Nb.bHIrUAw8+c5:82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
and restart your alsa by typing: su -c ‘rcalsasound restart’ and test your sound. If that fails then in the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file replace “dell-m42” with “dell-m43”, save the file, and restart your alsa by typing: su -c ‘rcalsasound restart’ and test your sound. And if that fails then try replace “dell-m43” with “dell-m44” and restart your alsa by typing: su -c ‘rcalsasound restart’ and test your sound.
My reference for this is the ALSA-Configuration.txt file which comes with the alsa 1.0.17 tarball and contains this on the STAC9205:
ref Reference board
dell-m42 Dell (unknown)
dell-m43 Dell Precision
dell-m44 Dell Inspiron
Good luck and let us know how it works out.