I have a HP Compaq 8510p 32Bit Machine running opensuse 11.1 which I upgraded from opensuse 11. The sound card is Radeon HD 2600 Series. Anyway, the sound was fine when I got the laptop originally bundled with Vista. It was also fine when I installed opensuse 11. Problems came when I upgraded to opensuse 11.1. The sound quality is bad. The volume is ok when its low, but its low, to a point where I cannot here anything. I thought the problem was a hardware issue, so I had it sent back and they told me hardware was ok. I installed Windows in a partition and the volume is fine. If the volume is high it gets distorted.If the volume is too low, it also gets distorted. Better example is when u listen to an MP3, the beginning is distorted, middle is fine, end is distorted. When I watch a DVD, sound is distorted. I use banshee for audio, Mplayer, VLC and Smplayer for Video and its all the same result.
How do I get the sound to be normal, allowing me to raise without compromising the quality i.e. dropping the bass etc, and on the same levels when I run Windows? I have attached all sorts of output for info. Any help appreciated.
To Alsa-info output http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=7bfaa56029da382a184c5684a7b9e94b3451e100
Yast Soundcard Currently Configured
RV630/M76 audio device ] Configured as sound card number 0 Driver snd-hda-intel
rpm -qa | grep alsa
alsamixergui-0.9.0rc1-705.1 alsa-1.0.19.git20090122-1.1 alsa-tools-gui-1.0.18-1.13 alsa-utils-1.0.19.git20090120-1.3 alsa-driver-kmp-pae-220.127.116.1190122_18.104.22.168_9.1-2.1 alsa-oss-1.0.17.git20080715-2.13 alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.19.git20090122-2.1 alsa-devel-1.0.19.git20090122-1.1 alsa-plugins-1.0.19.git20090122-2.1 alsa-tools-devel-1.0.19.git20090120-1.3 alsa-firmware-1.0.19.git20090120-1.1 alsa-tools-1.0.19.git20090120-1.3
rpm -qa | grep pulse
libpulse-browse0-0.9.12-9.6 pulseaudio-utils-0.9.12-9.6 libpulse0-0.9.12-9.6 libpulsecore5-0.9.10-0.pm.2 pulseaudio-0.9.12-9.6 gstreamer-0_10-pulse-0.9.7-42.pm.1 libpulse-mainloop-glib0-0.9.12-9.6 libpulsecore4-0.9.12-9.6 alsa-plugins-pulse-1.0.19.git20090122-2.1 libxine1-pulse-1.1.15-20.8
rpm -q libasound2
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel # NXNs.WYUlP8TbU_B:RV630/M76 audio device [Radeon HD 2600 Series] alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel