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Old 01-28-2006, 06:47 AM   #1
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Suggestions? Sound and Ethernet Failure.


My sound and ethernet both don't work on SUSE Linux 10.0.
Do any of you have any suggestions to which boot parameters I should try?

I'm using the noapic boot parameter already which fixed the problem with my laser mouse.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
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No Sound

Does the sound card show up in scans? see if its there with the command line "lspci"
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:18 PM   #3
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Is your networking card supported?
You can setup the card with yast2.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:45 PM   #4
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Thanks.

My audio and networking are both integrated.
My audio output device doesn't show up in the scan. I have Realtek HD Audio.

The ethernet controller does show up in Yast2. It's shows up as, "Micro-Star International MCP51 Ethernet Controller".
I have no idea what hardware is supported and what's not.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:53 PM   #5
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You may have to boot into the bios an see if the devices are enabled.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:57 PM   #6
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I have those devices enabled in the bios.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:59 PM   #7
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If the devices are enabled in the BIOS, and you are able to see the Network Device in YAST. try setting the NIC up with a static IP if your on a LAN. If your connecting using a BroadBand modem. Issue the command ifconfig and look at the IP.what have you done to try and enable the sound card?
 
Old 01-28-2006, 05:17 PM   #8
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Thank you so much for the help.
I have found the solution to my ethernet problem. I simply logged in as root(su) and entered "dhcpcd eth1".
Now my ethernet works perfectly every time I login.

Now were down to only one problem... my sound.
I've tried opening YaST Control Center and going to Sound under Hardware and adding my sound device, but I can't find my device on the list. My sound device is Realtek HD Audio.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 05:52 PM   #9
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Hello Josharldt,
I've been using linux off and on for about 3 years. Linux usually does a good job of finding and installing sound cards, but, there are times...are all of the multimedia software codecs installed? can you see programs under the multimedia panel? is there a volume control in your taskbar? check those out.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 05:59 PM   #10
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Yes, I have the correct programs under the Multimedia panel and I have the Volume Control in my taskbar. When I hover the mouse over the volume control it has a context which says, "Mixer cannot be found".
 
Old 01-28-2006, 07:59 PM   #11
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Uninstall the Multimedia programs using yast and re-install them. I had the same problem using the soundblaster live card. I also had to uncheck the restore settings tab, for some reason it did not configure durning reboot. Have you updated your system using system update? thats the next step i took.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 12:20 AM   #12
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When I try to set up my sound device I go to YaSt2 it doesn't auto detect it so I choose add.
I Select Nvidia and I see MCP04 Audio to the right.
This is the sound I have:
nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)

Does that mean that my model is unsupported???

I have tried updating but I haven't reinstalled the codecs.
I'm actually not too sure how to reinstall the codecs. I'm still new at this.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 07:14 AM   #13
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Re-inistalling the Multimedia is pretty straight. You navigate to Control Center via the K-menu,Yast2 Moules, software, Software Management,you'll have to supply the Administrator Mode password. Use the filter drop down list to find selections, there you should see a number of programs, look for the multimedia selections and un-check it. I'm going to assume you have the DVD or the 5 CDs when you installed. Click accept at the bottom right of the window. After its finished, its going to ask to add more. click yes. Now, go back to selections and check the multimedia selections again. while your at add the C+ library and the experience user one as well you'll need them to compile programs in the future. If this doesn't work maybe someone will pick up on the thread and help out. Also, do a google for it. There are lots of us using Suse, and while Linuxquestions is a my source of help for lots of problems, there are others, give them a try as well. You'll find the solution and then post it here for help to someone else.

Cheers
 
Old 01-29-2006, 05:30 PM   #14
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I'm feeling very discouraged and frusterated.
This morning I booted up SUSE Linux 10.0 and my ethernet wasn't working again. I tried everything... still nothing.
Yesterday when I got it working I shut my computer down a number of times and the ethernet still worked. Also when shutting down my computer freezes, but I hear the harddrive tunr off. When playing a game it Linux it also complains about me not have 3D hardware support. I guess Linux just absolutely hates my new PC.
I am a game developer and was hoping to develop games for Linux. I installed KDevelop and I must say that I was very impressed with it. After a while something messed up and now GCC no longer works correctly. I just feel like giving up...
This isn't the only distro that does these types of things either...
I don't think I mentioned it before but I'm using the 64bit version of SUSE Linux 10.0 which came on DVD.

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Old 02-01-2006, 06:56 AM   #15
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Thanks for the help everyone.
I discovered that something that YOU downloads/installs(not sure what) messes up my ethernet and that's why it was down the next day.
I also got my sound working. I downloaded/installed some drivers from Realtek and ran alsaconf.
Works great.
 
  


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