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Old 08-10-2010, 03:04 AM   #1
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Problem with sound(No Sound)


Hi all,

first of all i wanna inform you that, this is my first thread....so if i make some mistake please let me know.....

I got some trouble with my Linux. I am using OpenSuse 11.2 64bit and it got a problem with its sound. I got no sound from my system but its produce sound when i play some video from my browser. any suggestion?

there is another question i want to ask....is there any application that can help me maintain and optimize my system?

thanks all.

don
 
Old 08-10-2010, 03:56 AM   #2
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Sound is normally driven by the alsa drivers.

alsa-project.org

These are now intergrated into your linux kernel. Although you can still build them separately. If you've got to run with a different version than the one supplied by your distro. It would help to have some information to help further ID your particular issue.

$ lspci | grep -i "audio"

$ cat /proc/asound/cards

$ amixer

There are probably dozens of ways to configure your audio. If you're using an aftermarket card, you might need to disable the one already on your computer in the CMOS to make the other one the default card. You don't have to do that per say as you can manually select which card, but it might be the simpler option. Also note that mixer settings are muted by default. Although if you're getting sounds, that's probably not your current issue.

YaST or YaST2 is the SuSE administrative tool. Or whatever the current tool is, I haven't used SuSE since 7.2. But there should be soundcard configuration stuff in there somewhere. Or you can do it manually and old school like. But not for the meek.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 07:26 AM   #3
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don-zhoe,

This concerns most likely the alsa driver, and if not you may need another solution. I have posted recently about similar problem, reading it here you will have the solution. If you will follow the instructions using the CLI (command prompt or shell) ALSA will configure automatically for you.
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there is another question i want to ask....is there any application that can help me maintain and optimize my system?
That I do not know of yet. So far, our practice, generally for Gnu/Linux users is to learn to "control" your system in order to tune it according to your peculiar need. Under Gnu/Linux we do not rely on some "tailored-cut programs or applications" the way it was practiced in the days of Microsoft, here we must understand and learn to ask "particular questions" so that others can share to you their experience.

But don't worry, we have plenty of good souls here, and masters of their own right themselves who are willing to answer every good question like this one you have now. Just feel free to come and be sure to specify what you want to do of your system.

For a start download a guide book here. If you want to know *something* about the system just open the book press Ctl+F type in your *something* and the book will offer you a very short but very useful insight for a new Gnu/Linux user.

Hope it helps. Good luck.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 09:05 AM   #4
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Sound works in his/her browser so the problem is not with ALSA. But with the system sounds not working.

I would suggest starting here openSUSE 11.3 | SUSE Linux | Beginner's guide http://www.opensuse-guide.org/
and here Portal:Documentation - openSUSE : http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Documentation

If you cannot solve the problem use the OpenSuse irc channel to get help. The main support channel is #opensuse on irc.opensuse.org.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:40 PM   #5
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thanks for your help

@Shadow 7: there is no asound folder in my proc directory

@malekmustaq : i already read the post you gave and run alsaconf. but when i run it, it said that no supported PnP or PCI card found.

@craigevil : thanks for the link.

there is one thing i want to ask. why there always a warning about wrong digest and integrity check failed when i install something from software management?

thanks

don
 
Old 08-11-2010, 02:04 AM   #6
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@Shadow 7: there is no asound folder in my proc directory
Either a) you don't have the drivers loaded, b) you're not using alsa, or c) you have a strange kernel config that disables /proc/.

IF you're a) using alsa. And b) everything else is just right. You should c) have at least /proc/asound/cards which should list your card(s) and the number (index) that is associated with them.

$ lsmod

$ lspci
 
Old 08-11-2010, 09:49 PM   #7
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Either a) you don't have the drivers loaded, b) you're not using alsa, or c) you have a strange kernel config that disables /proc/.

IF you're a) using alsa. And b) everything else is just right. You should c) have at least /proc/asound/cards which should list your card(s) and the number (index) that is associated with them.

$ lsmod

$ lspci
ah.....i made mistake, yes there is asound dir in my proc.........

one thing that confusing me. it's about software management. as i explain above (about wrong digest and broken lib)....why could that happening?

thanks

don

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