I have 2 PCs running Suse 9.2. The older one works fine, but this second has probems with sound. The problems are:
- some apps do not work: amarok and xine in particular. Amarok gives the impression of being "stuck": the progress counter does not move off 0:00. What makes this odd is that other apps do play sound: xmms, grip, ogle.
- when I use the "test" button in Yast2 soundcard set-up, it too seems to get stuck. It plays a sound, but instead of the full sample, it plays the first chord and a bit of the next, over and over and over again. I get the same with alsaconf.
lspci says that the soundcard is VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60).
This is consistent with what the soundcard set up says.
(The PC that works has Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 20))
I have tried various settings for ac97_quirk and dxs_support, but while these change the quality of the sound, the test sample is still "stuck" (expect for some which remove it altogether).
I have tried adding and removing modules snd_via82xx and via82cxxx_audio, but no improvement. (By default, snd_via82xx is active and via82cxxx_audio is not.)
Has anyone got any ideas on this? The 2 PCs use NIS etc so that the family can use either and get the same environment ... except that if we forget which app it is OK to use (and remember not to play mpeg4 files on the affected machine at all), we can crash everything.
Steve Dundee, UK