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  1. No sound with OpenSUSE

    I've recently installed openSUSE 10.2 with KDE 3.5 as my desktop, but can't
    get my sound cards working. Before SUSE I used Fedora Core 6, which didn't
    have any trouble in that area. I've Googled numerous internet pages for
    possible reasons, and followed the instructions on them for solving the
    problem, but without success so far. I've tried configuring my sound cards
    with YaST2 and alsaconf, configuring only one of two cards, installing en
    uninstalling mixer software packages, etcetera, but alas ...
    I have a Dell Dimension 9150 with two sound cards:
    - SB Audigy LS
    - CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    Both of them are detected by YaST.
    All volume levels in all mixers are turned up as far as I can see. But no
    sound at all.
    I'm relatively new to Linux (trying to make the big step from Windows), and
    not really a technical specialist in this area.
    Has anyone had the same problem?

  2. Re: No sound with OpenSUSE

    On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 18:50:47 +0200, Tom Mehlkop wrote:

    > I've recently installed openSUSE 10.2 with KDE 3.5 as my desktop, but
    > can't get my sound cards working. Before SUSE I used Fedora Core 6, which
    > didn't have any trouble in that area. I've Googled numerous internet pages
    > for possible reasons, and followed the instructions on them for solving
    > the problem, but without success so far. I've tried configuring my sound
    > cards with YaST2 and alsaconf, configuring only one of two cards,
    > installing en uninstalling mixer software packages, etcetera, but alas ...
    > I have a Dell Dimension 9150 with two sound cards: - SB Audigy LS
    > - CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    > Both of them are detected by YaST.


    Do you really need two? I bet the CM is an on board chip, right?

    If so disable it in your BIOS settings. It makes life a lot simpler.

    If you need both keep digging. Configuring 2 sound cards is a bit tricky
    but others have done it and you should be able to find that info in
    Google Groups.

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  3. Re: No sound with OpenSUSE

    On Jun 17, 12:50 pm, Tom Mehlkop wrote:
    > I've recently installed openSUSE 10.2 with KDE 3.5 as my desktop, but can't
    > get my sound cards working. Before SUSE I used Fedora Core 6, which didn't
    > have any trouble in that area. I've Googled numerous internet pages for
    > possible reasons, and followed the instructions on them for solving the
    > problem, but without success so far. I've tried configuring my sound cards
    > with YaST2 and alsaconf, configuring only one of two cards, installing en
    > uninstalling mixer software packages, etcetera, but alas ...
    > I have a Dell Dimension 9150 with two sound cards:
    > - SB Audigy LS
    > - CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    > Both of them are detected by YaST.
    > All volume levels in all mixers are turned up as far as I can see. But no
    > sound at all.
    > I'm relatively new to Linux (trying to make the big step from Windows), and
    > not really a technical specialist in this area.
    > Has anyone had the same problem?


    in the user / groups menus, you will have to edit your user to add
    audio to your user.


  4. Re: No sound with OpenSUSE

    If you cannot tackle the problem, pls try the opensound:
    http://www.opensound.com/download.cgi

    I am using sound blast vibra 128, no sound comes out for the recent Linux
    distributions (ALSA). The opensound works OK with my sound card. Now I use
    it in Debian Etch and SuSE 10.0.

    Hope it can help


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    > I've recently installed openSUSE 10.2 with KDE 3.5 as my desktop, but
    > can't
    > get my sound cards working. Before SUSE I used Fedora Core 6, which didn't
    > have any trouble in that area. I've Googled numerous internet pages for
    > possible reasons, and followed the instructions on them for solving the
    > problem, but without success so far. I've tried configuring my sound cards
    > with YaST2 and alsaconf, configuring only one of two cards, installing en
    > uninstalling mixer software packages, etcetera, but alas ...
    > I have a Dell Dimension 9150 with two sound cards:
    > - SB Audigy LS
    > - CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    > Both of them are detected by YaST.
    > All volume levels in all mixers are turned up as far as I can see. But no
    > sound at all.
    > I'm relatively new to Linux (trying to make the big step from Windows),
    > and
    > not really a technical specialist in this area.
    > Has anyone had the same problem?




  5. Re: No sound with OpenSUSE: it's working

    It's working now. There's a switch called IEC958 in the mixers (KMix and
    ALSA mixer). Turning that one off (or on, can't make that out) was the
    answer. Actually, at that point I was blown off my chair since I had
    forgotten all volume levels where at the max position. Initially the sound
    was distorted, especially when playing wav's and mp3's. It turned out that
    during one of my earlier attempts to get things working I had left them
    unconfigured. After reconfiguring both of them with YaST2, the sound was
    brilliant. Choosing the 'Analog Front' channel as the main channel in KMix
    enabled me to control the volume through the KMix central volume slide
    (left click on speaker icon in system tray).


  6. Re: No sound with OpenSUSE: it's working

    It's working now. There's a switch called IEC958 in the mixers (KMix and
    ALSA mixer). Turning that one off (or on, can't make that out) was the
    answer. Actually, at that point I was blown off my chair since I had
    forgotten all volume levels where at the max position. Initially the sound
    was distorted, especially when playing wav's and mp3's. It turned out that
    during one of my earlier attempts to get things working I had left both
    sound cards. After reconfiguring both of them with YaST2, the sound was
    brilliant. Choosing the 'Analog Front' channel as the main channel in KMix
    enabled me to control the volume through the KMix central volume slide
    (left click on speaker icon in system tray).


  7. Re: No sound with OpenSUSE: it's working

    It's working now. There's a switch called IEC958 in the mixers (KMix and
    ALSA mixer). Turning that one off (or on, can't make that out) was the
    answer. Actually, at that point I was blown off my chair since I had
    forgotten all volume levels where at the max position. Initially the sound
    was distorted, especially when playing wav's and mp3's. It turned out that
    during one of my earlier attempts to get things working I had left both
    sound cards unconfigured. After reconfiguring both with YaST2, the sound was
    brilliant. Choosing the 'Analog Front' channel as the main channel in KMix
    enabled me to control the volume through the KMix central volume slide
    (left click on speaker icon in system tray).


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