I've also got a 7012, and it used to work fine in SUSE 9.2, down to the fact that distro had a 2.6 kernel with integrated ALSA support.
If I were you, I'd probabaly remove anythng additional you have installed, perhaps even re-installing your kernel via YAST and running YOU as well.
I seem to remember that 9.2 set the volume to zero, so you have to set it using a mixer tool like kmix or alsamixer. If it still doesn't work, perhaps try configuring the card with alsaconf (from console with root permissions).
It could also be that the modules are not being being loaded - try running lsmod as root.
Last edited by lacerto; 07-22-2005 at 08:11 AM.