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Old 02-21-2006, 12:09 PM   #1
manchette
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Arrow No Audio at all (Suse 10.0)


hi,
i've got SUSE 10.0 OSS-GM Linux and can't figure out how to have the sound back
Audio never worked before i set up the audio card after renaming the etc/modprob.d 'sound' file to 'sound.old'

it worked pretty well, system sound when logging in, mp3, dvds and so on

i unfortunately had to boot back on XP to check something and since that it does not work anymore
i just had tried an ubuntu 5.10 live cd before that.
i doubt this can impede audio in any way but can't figure out what changed or can stop output.

what's wrong ? :
alsamixer : load failed
kmix : only 1 tab : output, the other ones disapeared : input, switches
yast/hardware/sound/ other/ volume has no channels available , even after setting up the card
no sound can be heard at all.
PC Pentium 4 3.4 GB 1024 RAM
audio card : 82801FB/FBM/FR/FRW ICH6 Family High def audio controller
driver : snd-hda-intel
kernel : uname -r command line gives me 2.6.13-15.8-smp
i can't figure out what to do about alsa drivers (if needed?)
-assuming that kernel is not able to manage the alsa drivers or sthg (??)-

>>So : how can i enable back audio ?
then Store it before a reboot cancels evrything ?

Last edited by manchette; 02-21-2006 at 12:18 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
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You have Open SuSe 10, right? you need to install some extra stuf then. Go here.

http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/178/42/
 
Old 02-21-2006, 12:38 PM   #3
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i havent ever seen such a death of suse audio before, it sounds like the drivers for whatever you card is have died and need to be rebuilt or reloaded. i had a similar issue and found i had to do a wipe, suse is nice but when it comes to rebuilding suse, it isnt freindly.


good luck
 
Old 02-21-2006, 01:55 PM   #4
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Looking at your post I'm guessing you already tried this, but just incase.

Have you tried ;
'alsaconf' to configure, followed by
'alsamixer' to set the levels, followed by
'alsactl store' to save the settings?

Probably being silly here, but sometimes the easy way is overlooked.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 03:23 AM   #5
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hi all,
yes i did alsaconf/alsamixer it gave a 'load failed' at 1st then was ok, can't figure out why so far
(newbie power )
i guess i forgot the alsactl store/restore part , reboot turned over my efforts
the fact is am to new to Suse to know about drivers reloading/rebuilding
is someone here able to guide me?

Last edited by manchette; 02-22-2006 at 03:25 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:04 AM   #6
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funny enough, or strange enough But ........sound IS back (!!!)
i did nothing but clicking on an .avi film w. kafeine

it's really bad tough , worse than last time and with a strong whistle...

>>>going to yast/hardware/sound/and setting up the card stoped the whistle, and increased the sound back to normal more or less



>how can i setup the sound in alsamixer now ? i can't increase the volume in 'headphones', 'channel mode' and 'input sourceS'
> should i then apply "alsactl store"?
does restore only work if stored before?
i mean, obviously but it could have been stored automaticaly or sthg and thus be restored in case of errors.
is there a way to automatically save/store alsa?

Last edited by manchette; 02-22-2006 at 04:40 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 01:25 PM   #7
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after a boot on XP : no sound at all again :'(
renaming sound to sound.old does not work anymore
what can i do? Thanks
i've got Realtek AL C880 chipset
and alsa doc in /usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15.8/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt gives what follows :
Module snd-hda-intel
--------------------

Module for Intel HD Audio (ICH6, ICH6M, ICH7), ATI SB450,
VIA VT8251/VT8237A

model - force the model name
position_fix - Fix DMA pointer (0 = FIFO size, 1 = none, 2 = POSBUF)

Module supports up to 8 cards.

Each codec may have a model table for different configurations.
If your machine isn't listed there, the default (usually minimal)
configuration is set up. You can pass "model=<name>" option to
specify a certain model in such a case. There are different
models depending on the codec chip.

Model name Description
---------- -----------
ALC880
3stack 3-jack in back and a headphone out
3stack-digout 3-jack in back, a HP out and a SPDIF out
5stack 5-jack in back, 2-jack in front
5stack-digout 5-jack in back, 2-jack in front, a SPDIF out
6stack 6-jack in back, 2-jack in front
6stack-digout 6-jack with a SPDIF out
w810 3-jack
z71v 3-jack (HP shared SPDIF)
asus 3-jack
uniwill 3-jack
F1734 2-jack
test for testing/debugging purpose, almost all controls can be
adjusted. Appearing only when compiled with
$CONFIG_SND_DEBUG=y
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:08 PM   #8
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Wink Have same chipset and problem

I have a MSI board with Via K8M890+VT8237A chipset
The VT8237A southbridge has no support yet for the 2.6.. kernel
I became frustrated visiting the via sites for solutions.
There is a topic on ViaArena about support going on for
about 2 years. Several times there was a promise saying "SOON"
but until now nothing
May be you want to go through patching the via82cxxx module.
I even did not get Suse 10.1 installed without insmod=ide-generic
so there's no enabling DMA possible
I have NO sound

Solution: I change the board at the shop for one with NVidia
Via, in italian means road
but also Go Away when said to someone
 
  


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