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Re: [opensuse] Dell HD Audio Controller on Dell E520 and openSUSE 10.2
  • From: Marc Wilson <msw@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 21:35:21 -0800
  • Message-id: <20070202053521.GA16820@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 11:57:05AM -0600, Jay C Vollmer wrote:
> This past weekend I installed openSUSE 10.2 on a new
> Dell Dimension E520.

Me, too. Nice machine.

> So far everything works fairly well - except for the onboard
> audio which I can't get to work.

Can't get to work, or is muted? Check to be sure.

> This is a Dell HD Audio Controller which the installer
> recognized and loaded the snd_hda_intel module, but the beast
> won't make a sound.

You won't get a whole lot of support from the default SuSE kernel... that
HD Audio controller is very new. If you want all the audio sources to show
up (rather than the simple analog out the mixer makes available by
default), you'll want to install the beta ALSA drivers. Not the utilities,
not the libraries, JUST the drivers.

Marc Wilson | A transistor protected by a fast-acting fuse will
msw@xxxxxxx | protect the fuse by blowing first.
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