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Old 03-26-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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No sound even after installing alsa

Hi everyone , I've installed linux because i wanted to exprience and maybe learn a bit more programming.
Today i spent a couple of long and a bit desprating hours trying to get the sound working ....

I have Hd high audio controller (O/B soundcard , its Realtek I believe ) , OpenSuse (11.0 ) recognizes it but there just isn't any sound - i've seen alsamixer and it's not on mute ("alsaconf" isn't working for some reason ) .

I don't know what to do ,maybe I got the installtion wrong , any tips , explantion , I really want to learn how to use Linux but I need my music !

and if you can take a couple more minutes so your explantion will be clear and detailed it will be very usefull :-)
Old 03-26-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
Earl Parker II
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Below are some generic ideas- you make need to modify things to work with OpenSuse:

First, I'd open a console, su to root, then enter 'lspci'. Make sure your soundcard is present in the list.

Next, go to your /etc/rc.d directory (or it's System V equivalent) and make sure that rc.alsa is executable. If not, enter 'chmod 755 /path/to/rc.alsa' to make it so, then enter '/path/to/rc.alsa start'.

Assuming the above goes well, enter 'alsamixer'. Use the tab key to select 'View: [Playback]'. Use the arrow keys to select, then the 'Page UP' key to maximize (at least for the moment) Master, Master M and PCM. Make sure that Master, Master M and PCM are enabled (use the 'M' key to toggle them from off (MM) to on (00)). When you're done, hit the 'Esc' key, then enter 'alsactl store' to save your settings.

The above assumes the speakers are on and the lead is plugged into the correct port on your sound card.

See if you have sound. If the above is clear as mud, or doesn't work, get back to us.

Last edited by Earl Parker II; 03-26-2009 at 03:45 PM.


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