10.3 32 Bit Realtek HD Audio Fixed - but will 64 bit version work
I'm using a 32 bit version of SUSE 10.3. Downloading the 5.0.3 HD Audio driver from the realtek site and following the instructions CAREFULLY I got sound working fine.
Would these drivers also compile on a 64 bit system.
(The install is quite simple - download the drivers switch to the directory you extract the files to and run ./install
Then re-boot and BEFORE STARTING X run ALSACONF as root.)
Note the ALSACONF starts automatically after the install -- quit this and re-boot. Then run ALSACONF again from a CONSOLE -- don't start X.
I'd like to go to 64 bit especially for release 11.0 but not if I can't get sound working.
BTW The Linux HD driver supports these codecs
Support Codec list:
====HD Audio codec ====
If you're running openSUSE 10.3 and you try to use the auto ./install as suggested by 1kyle above, you might run into the same problem I did. I did as 1kyle suggested and per the instructions within Realtek's driver LinuxPkg_5.04.tar.bz2 tarball. I didn't read through the ./install script first, where there are these instructions on lines 43-48 of the ./install script:
What did work was the manual installation of the drivers, but I had to make sure to install the kernel-source and the GCC compiler first.
The other thing I had to do was run alsaconf from a console prompt before running alsamixer before logging into the GUI.
I hope this saves someone from a lot of re-installation work by running the ./install script. Just make sure libasound (AKA: old ALSA library) doesn't need to be there for a user to be able to login.
You could always manually back-up the /lib/libasound. , /lib64/libasound.* , /usr/lib/libasound.* and /usr/lib64/libasound.* directories first, just in case!!
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