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Old 01-30-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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I have a Dell 1420 and installed OpenSuse 10.3, but no sound at all.

I have a Dell 1420 with OpenSuse 10.3 64-bit installed, but sound (Intel ICH8 Family Express Audio) will not work. In one post it recommended installing ALSA v10.15 and uninstall bundled v10.14. It still would not work. Followed several options from posts on issue, but the ALSA would not even load: after installing v10.15 "#lsmode | grep snd# indicates that module does not load up at all. Tried Wine to load MS driver, it would not work either. Any similar experience and solution that worked please let me know.

After trying some in the past several weeks, I found a simple solution that works for Opensuse 10.3 dell inspiron 1420 (use # cat command below to find out what you are changing):

Install through Yast2/Software Management/alsa v1.0.16, compiles better with your updated 10.3 kernel version (Apparently 10.3 installs the old alsa v1.0.14 as default, found out and replicated process several times)

Delete through Yast2/Software Management/Sound driver (AutoYast2 update re-installs alsa v1.0.14, found out and replicated process several times: disable it or make sure not to auto update alsa)

And Reboot. (Through this process 10.3 installs alsa v1.0.16 driver. If you hear boot up sound, you've done it, if not repeat process).

To make sure that you have installed 1.0.16, you should have something like:

# cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.16.
Compiled on Mar 5 2008 for kernel (SMP).
# cat /proc/asound/modules
0 snd_hda_intel
# cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xfe9fc000 irq 21

Control sound (both built in speakers or earplug through Kmix).

Last edited by oobist; 03-17-2008 at 09:17 AM. Reason: found a solution
Old 01-30-2008, 02:00 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

I hope this will help:

Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 01-30-2008 at 02:02 AM.


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