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Re: [opensuse] No analogue inputs with Intel HD Audio ( ICH8 ) on 10.2
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 23:22:31 -0900
  • Message-id: <200701022322.32368.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 02 January 2007 13:45, Ian Moore wrote:
> on 10.2 (can't be sure) my microphone no longer works.  I also noticed
> that
> > sound output volume was quite low compared to XP.  I d/l the latest alsa
> > driver from the alsa site and the sound volume issue is now gone but I am
> > still left with no microphone.
> Glad to know I'm not alone! Hopefully alsa/suse/intel will soon release a
> driver that provides a working analogue input.
> I did notice the volume was much lower on this machine that it is on my old
> machine which runs FreeBSD, but I only have Suse on this new one, so I
> can't compare apples with apples.

There is a lot broken with that chipset. There are many hits on it in

Some of the thing people have found are

Random availability of sound on speakers vs headphones vs none at all.

Speakers do not mute when you plug in the headphones, SOMETIMES.

Frequent need to restart alsasound module

Seemingly brain dead kmixer and alsa mixer

Volume may get louder and then softer again as you increase
the volume with the slider.

The lack of documentation on the modprobe options for the driver.

The seemingly haphazard availability of bios options to control
the sound chip set. Sometimes bios upgrades help.

Its a mess.

John Andersen
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