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Old 09-02-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
Morbid
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No sound for most things after recent update & Warp speed for video and audio.


Greetings, all!

I have recently installed 11.3 onto a computer I just dropped a new mobo/cpu/memory into. At first everything worked great! (minus a few video streaming issues...but that is for a later date) Then, a few days ago, I let it do an update. Boy to I feel stupid now. I guess if it ain't broke..... So, now I don't have sound in the browsers or for the video players...such as xine. I do however still have sound with Amarok and system sounds when it boots up.

I have deleted the sound device in Yast and let it re-install several times. I tried different setting there as well. Checked and rechecked then checked again the mixer settings. Made sure my group settings included audio...just in case. Now Amarok and the online video play at warp speed, and only Amarok gives me sound....garbled...but sound. The system keeps telling me when I reboot that "one or more sound devices were removed" and wants to know if I want it to ignore them from now on. I've answered yes and no several times.I've also tried updated the alsa drivers in the software management of Yast. Can someone please help me before my wife gets mad at me for converting this computer to Linux?

Here is some information that may help.

morbid@linux-jinr:~> lspci
Absolute path to 'lspci' is '/sbin/lspci', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
morbid@linux-jinr:~> su
Password:
linux-jinr:/home/morbid # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RX780/RX790 Chipset Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port E)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port F)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 41)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller (rev 40)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:15.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 43a0
00:16.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
02:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0)
03:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 03)
04:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB361 AHCI/IDE (rev 02)
04:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB361 AHCI/IDE (rev 02)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] (rev a1)
linux-jinr:/home/morbid # lsmod | grep snd
snd_pcm_oss 53669 0
snd_mixer_oss 19415 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 68137 0
snd_seq_device 7834 1 snd_seq
snd_hda_codec_via 66727 1
snd_hda_intel 28461 0
snd_hda_codec 113025 2 snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 7954 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 105589 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer 26828 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 84348 10 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_h wdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9003 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 9569 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
linux-jinr:/home/morbid # aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: VT1818S Analog [VT1818S Analog]
Subdevices: 2/2
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 1: VT1818S Digital [VT1818S Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

****UPDATE:***** The "Warp Speed" for the video and audio was resolved after removing and then re-installing the audio driver and a quick reboot. But for some reason I had to reboot yet again to get the internet connection working again. This has happened to me a couple of times now. Also, when I try to adjust the Pulseaudio config under "other"in the audio config of Yast,it says it is not installed. When I try to install, it has a conflict with another program.

Last edited by Morbid; 09-04-2010 at 02:49 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Problem solved!!!! I simply downloaded a copy of Ubuntu 10.10. I installed it and wango-bango! I have everything. Not only that, but everything just works better! The audio works on everything. I can stream my video from my network drive more smoothly than either Microsoft or Opensuse ever could. I updated my Nvidia driver without hardly thinking about it. Oh, it was different mounting the net drive, but then it was quicker and easier to access than Opensuse 11.3. I can't say I like the desktop appearance, but I'm sure I'll come to love it. I haven't been so excited by a Linux distro since I first tried it. I have been with Suse since I bought my first copy of Suse Pro 9. (Nice books though. I still treasure them.) Now, after all these years I finally found the solution to all my problems I've had with Novell products. I simply switched to Ubuntu. The fire has diminished sinch I first joined this forum for Suse. It is as obvious as a huge zit on a beautiful face when you have stepped away as I had and came back after a few years. I am sad to see it, but it is true. I always loved all the options Suse provided, but considering all the issues I've had over the years, it might be wise for them to concentrate of making their distro more stable than it has ever been thus far. Well, I have my media computer and am able to finally after all these years be able to tell Microsoft to kiss off once and for all at lest for this one application. Had I known it was as easy as switching distros, I'd have done it years ago. Now, if I can just get Ubuntu to change their name.....maybe I can start a trend to call it "The U", or "The UB"? (In the spirit of idiots wanting to call Orange county the "OC". Bah!)

So, goodbye Suse, and helloooo, U! Hmmmm...I like it better already!
 
  


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