OpenSUSE Hardware :: Intel Motherboard H67MA-E35 (B3) - Sound Is Poor And The Volume Controls Just As Bad

Sep 11, 2011

Got this new motherboard and it's running 11.4 of Opensuse and it works great. Even got the DVI working with the monitor with help of instructions I found here. However the sound is poor and the volume controls just as bad. According to the motherboard docs it has THX Tru Studio sound pro, a Intel H67 (B3) chipset. Six audio ports. And the chipset integration by Realtek ALC837. I have tried to find this information in the sound setup with no luck. What was selected was the Intel model (no other specifics was found). According to the Alsamixer it says HDA Intel PCH and the card and chip is set as PulseAudio. What should the sound card be set to other than Intel?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Audio With The MSI H67MA-E35 Motherboard?

Sep 15, 2011

Just installed opensuse 11.4 using a new motherboard, the MSI H67MA-E35. According to the book that came with the Motherboard it has a Intel H67 chipset and a "HD audio codec integrated by Realtek ALC887". Also have an older Hauppague TV card installed in the system. Not setting the sound quality I would expect. By this I mean that the audio played by webpages is low. And the audio played by the TV card is distorted. The volume control is ineffective.The only way I can adjust the volume is by the control on the speakers. Perhaps it is just as simple as setting opensuse to use a different soundcard?

I have run the script and the results were uploaded to: [URL]..

The other information requested is as follows:


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Jan 2, 2011

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Code: X Server 1.8.0
Release Date: 2010-04-02
[ 15.124] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[ 15.124] Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
[ 15.124] Current Operating System: Linux linux-7xhd #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-10-25 08:40:12 +0200 x86_64

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May 11, 2010

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 510m with onboard Intel 855 sound (STAC 9750 AC97). The sound was perfect with WinXP, but with Ubuntu it's tinny and lacks richness and vibrates and distorts at higher volumes. I've played around with Alsamixer and changed the driver from ALSA to OSS4 and it has improved slightly, but still not perfect. Is it just not gonna get any better, should I not be expecting it to be as good as WinXP?

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Oct 29, 2010

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Oct 26, 2009

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I still haven't figured out how to configure the function keys support for volume controls and wireless. I'm hoping the "eeepc kernel module" mentioned by malcolmlewis here: Suse on my Asus 1005HA - openSUSE Forums will do the trick.

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Aug 21, 2010

Im used suse 11.3 GNOME, many tutorial i try to hear my sound on my speaker but until i wrote this post, i still cannot hear sound on my speaker. This my /proc/interrupts

0: 157 IO-APIC-edge timer
1: 8251 IO-APIC-edge i8042


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May 7, 2011

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Dec 20, 2010

I have a keyboard with media buttons on it which work fine. I do have a question about the 2 buttons for lower and higher volume. Pressing the higher volume button increases the volume with a maximum of 18 steps, where step 0 = mute and step 17 is maximum. I wonder if it is possible to increase the number of steps to make the volume change not so big per step. Now I have one step which is a bit too loud, and one step lower is not loud enough.

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Feb 3, 2011

Newer versions of both distributions are using the new pulseaudio volume control (I'm not referring to pavucontrol but the main volume control accessible via the volume icon in the panel). However, even though both distros' versions have the identical interface, they clearly do two different things. I've searched for this topic before and have come up with nothing; makes me wonder why no one else seems to have an issue with this.

For Fedora (12 and up) the main slider for the sound card's volume does just that, although the sliders for individual applications use the same "scale." If I drag an application's slider higher than that for the sound card, the "main" slider moves along with it.

In Ubuntu (Lucid and later) the main slider is the same as Fedora's, but the individual applications are scaled differently. Dragging an individual application's slider all the way to the right (100%) sets the maximum volume of this application to that of the sound card, whatever that happens to be at the moment.

In this respect, Ubuntu's individual sliders are relative to the (arbitrary) value set for the sound card, but Fedora's individual sliders are "hard-wired" to the main slider. I'm wondering if it is possible to make Fedora's volume control behave like Ubuntu's, i.e. is there a configuration setting, or is this designated in the source code? I'm sure there is a heated debate over why things are this way in Fedora, however with the new pulseaudio systems, the minimum value for the main slider for my sound card is pretty loud and this makes most audio unlistenable in Fedora, at least through headphones without an on-board volume control.

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Feb 6, 2011

I recently installed Mepis (Lenny I believe) on my vaio n320 and was extremely excited that my Fn keys seemed to work right off the bat. I could adjust brightness just fine, but when I attempted to control the volume, nothing happened. I can adjust the volume from the mixer, but no Fn key.

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May 26, 2010

How do i change the channel gnome-volume-control controls? I want it to control pcm but it controls master front. There used to be a setting right in the sound preferences but i think it disappeared with the 9.10 upgrade or at least i can not find it anymore. I've looked on the at gnome alsa mixer while changing the volume and master front gets controlled while pcm is always set to max. The problem with this is that master front does almost nothing to change the actual volume.

If i control pcm with the alsa mixer the volume range is fine. I've found a manual for gnome-volume-control on [URL].en and the pic there actually looks like i remember it looking. But i can not get to that screen. What i have looks completely different. Its a window with the tabs Sound Effects | Hardware | Input | Output | Applications. But there is no sight of any channel settings and the only slider there does the same as the applet one.

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Sep 1, 2011

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on an Intel D510MO motherboard as a low-end surfing computer. The monitor, a Viewsonic VA1926w, has a maximum resolution of 1440x900. However, the monitor preferences shows a maximum of 1024x768 only. How can I bring up the resolution to 1440x900? The screen seems sort of flattened because of the incorrect settings. I think the video card (built in) of the motherboard is an Intel 3150.

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Apr 18, 2011

I'm trying to get audio working on a new Intel DQ67EP motherboard. lspci -v shows:


00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 200f
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 7


Googling around, I've learned that 6 Series Chipset blah blah is generally driven by the snd-hda-intel driver. But when I modprobe that, it isn't magically connecting to this audio chip. My kernel is Linux #1 SMP Thu Sep 23 17:21:53 GMT 2010 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux (derived from Slax 6.0.9) Is there a place I should be going to find newer drivers? Or perhaps there is some bleeding edge patch I should be applying? (Intel's web site is useless. They only give Windows drivers for audio. I did get the ethernet working by using their latest e1000e driver.)

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Mar 13, 2010

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Feb 14, 2011

This is a problem that I have had since Ubuntu 8.04 when the sound on my system stopped working. I have an Intel DG33BU motherboard with audio onboard.

I originally had 7.04 installed on the system (sound worked fine) and did an upgrade to 8.04 for a couple of reasons and found the sound no longer worked.

I have since upgraded to 10.10 and despite trolling various audio threads have yet to get the sound working again. I have noted that when the system boots up there is a quick message (approximately from memory) 9.32.0061: audio codec not found for hda-intel.

Is there a troubleshooting guide or information someone can point me toward as I would like to solve this problem?

I have been trying to use the information at [URL]... otingProcedure to work through the problem.


WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf.083110, it will be ignored in a future release.
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf-bak, it will be ignored in a future release.


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Jun 11, 2010

I have a CentOS 5.4 storage server with LVM/RAID1 setup, I need to change the motherboard from Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C to Asus P5K-E. After the switch, I got kernel panic during boot (the following is copied manually from the screen, is these stuff recorded somewhere in the log? I checked /var/log/messeges but didn't find anything):


Scanning and configuring dmraid support
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays
md: autorun....
md: ... autorun DONE


I used CentOS CDROM and entered rescue mode to take a look, some findings:

1. Initially the drive label is different from my old system, for example the old sdb became sdc. I switched the SATA cable around to get this sorted out except one IDE drive (originally hda, now hde), but this drive is not used in RAID

2. After the label is fixed, I used mdadm to check RAID1 devices (md0/1/2/3), it seems each device is missing a drive (originally md0 is created by sda1+sdb1, now it's just sdb1, and thus degraded). I used mdadm to re-add the missing drive, mdadm --detail shows everything is fine now.

3. Step 2 didn't fix the error, so I "chroot /mnt/sysimage/" and took a look around, all the directories seem fine, include the ones on "main" volume group. vgscan/vgdisplay/lvdisplay shows all the vg and lv as they should be.

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Mar 4, 2010

I am having trouble with sound on my box. soundcard: audigy SE openSUSE 11.2 I know where the PCM is supposed to be in YaST, but... Is it actually marked as PCM because my only options are: Master currently 100% and Center/LFE also 100% In addition there are separate volumes for the individual channels in the volume area all set at 100%

I have sound when playing .mp3 in amarok and I have sound in DVD with Kaffeine. but no sound in VLC for DVDs or .mp3. I also have no sound in web browsers for watching flash video. I have configured the desktop sound settings so that they work but I feel that I am missing something here

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Jun 8, 2010

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The install of Centos goes just fine. However when I first try to boot up, after post is done, I get a blank screen. I do not even get on the Grub screen. No access to any of the ttys. No access to anything, files, folders. I only get a blkinking cursor, no command prompt, nothing.

This happened with Centos 5.2 and 5.3

Just for the hell of it, I installed XEN Xitrix and I have no issues like that.

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Jan 12, 2010

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Aug 31, 2011

I use headphones and have an MCP73 sound device; am running OpenSUSE 11.4.

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What can I do to avoid having to reset this slider every time ?

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I've followed the steps outlined in the Fedora FAQ regarding sound issues. I am attempting to play some MP3 files using RhythmBox, and there's no sound. I have dug a bit deeper. I've tried alsamixer, and when I press F6 (Select Sound Card), I see three entries:

- (default)
0 HDA Intel
1 HDA NVidia

I have tried selecting a different sound card. When I select 1, I see this text: "This sound device does not have any controls". I have an NVidia GeForce 480 video card, but it has been suggested to me that I don't want to use it for sound. My speakers are in my monitor. I would assume that has ramifications on how I set things up for sound within Fedora. I have used some kind of sound test utility by executing this at the command prompt:

"speaker-test -c 2 -t wav".

I hear nothing. I don't know what to do next. If anyone can IM with me using Pidgin, that would be perfect

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