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Old 08-01-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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Sound card configure crash; No Sound

As no sound could be played under a fresh SuSE 10.1, even after making sure the right codecs were installed, I tried to configure the sound card:

1. Open YaST
2. Click Hardware icon
3. Click Sound icon

Sound window opens

4. One Sound card with no number, but with a Card Model name of "P4P800 Mainboard," is on the list.
5. Press the Edit Button.
6. Sound window closes down, and nothing happens.

My reaction to that was to try to install the sound card again. I checked the sound card, via the Hardware Information button in YaST, and found it to be using an "Intel ICH" driver.

After trying to install the sound card again several times, each time trying a new Intel ICH-something driver, I sat helpless and gave the sangria a needful stare.

I know for a fact that my sound card is an ASUSTeK something or other.

I do know a little about Linux, been using it on and off for 3 years, I know how to work with the console and the filesystem, but I still am an apprentice wizard.

Thankyou for your time.
Old 09-10-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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I had the same problem as you did, except I was using two audio card, the onboard and a SB live. I took me 4 hr to figure out how to fix that problem. Here are the step I finally found:
Note, this is not the best/ideal method, but it worked for me.
1- Go into yast-->hardware-->sound, look at the driver name. In my case, it was snd-hda-intel
for motherboard audio snd-emu10k1 for the creative lab PCI-card.
2- Exit yast
3- Go at the shell (right click on the desktop-->open Terminal)
4- Log as super user (enter ¨su¨) and enter your password
5- Go to the directory with the config files: ¨cd /etc/sysconfig/hardware¨ (this is the folder
that took me very long to find)
6- Find the file that hold the driver: ¨grep -i snd-emu10k1 *¨ the filename containing the
7- move that file somewhere else as a backup (who knows, you might do a mistake)
8- reboot,
9- Go into yast-->hardware-->sound, the audio board should have bee re-discover, do edit and
then test if the audio works.

Have fun
Old 09-11-2006, 12:26 AM   #3
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If you are using KDE, sometimes the KMix switch is set to external amplifier. This will cause no sound to be heard. Uncheck the External Amplifier and readjust your sound controls.

Good Luck.


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