sound problem (fixed) – ASUS M3A78-EM

After installation of openSUSE 11.1, sound was not
tested. Today when run, it shows error like no
sound card working. While using yast, it failed to
configure it with error “module snd_hda_intel”
not found. Various forum, mailing list, there
was various method, but my problem was strange
with ‘module not found’. I was not able to find
how to find module.
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
Finally I find that alsa-driver package was not
installed on system from Alsa Project.

Download, Compile and install.
$modprobe snd_hda_intel
works and with reboot sound works fine.
later found package “alsa-driver-kmp-pae” for same
work. This was small fix after I found pacakge:-)


some Linux Support for AMD System

I have AMD X4 Phenom Processor with ASUS M3A78-EM
Mainboard, ATI Radeon HD 2600.
All things are latest and I was very confident
about Linux Installation.
I was waiting for SSD Drive, but actually not
able to get it anyway, so SATA continue.
First installed Windows 7 (Beta). It was easy to
install and most of hardware works fine without
Drivers. While Install openSUSE 11.1 x86_64,
it started, but failed to add repo. I googled
about issue, but no solution. Finally used
KDE live CD (opensuse), but again it failed with
same issue. So I installed Windows Vista 64-bit
and installed openSUSE 11.1 i386. It worked anyway,
while changed 2 things:
1 – No 200MB different parition as Windows 7 Created
2 – I reduced /home from 250GB

Finally Linux boot and I search for few information.
ASUS provide LAN/Sound/SATA Driver for Linux.
On Support/Driver Website, you have option to select Linux:-)
Specially for Suse Linux 10* for SATA. This was
thing with required for x86_64 installation, but
now I would not like to go back for installation.

Next Thing was looking for AMD/ATI support

AMD Provide here few applications including CPU Info and
Cpufreq Driver (All other are for Windows).

CPUInfo Application has only RPM ( CPUInfo-2_2_0-AMD) for
RHEL5/SELS10.2/10.3, but I run rpm and works fine on opensuse 11.1
as it confains only 1 command ( /usr/local/sbin/CPUInfo)
and few docs.

CPU-freq Driver is failed to compile on machine with some technical
problem (programming, which I don’t want to solve). Developer
not mention any command to recompile kernel (I think it will
good idea to add)

ATI provide Proprietary Linux Drivers (non-open source)
for x86_64 and x86. I have not
installed any of this yet.

May it not be big thing at all, but I was happy to get driver on Motherboard
CD and some software on Vendor website, only Sad part was
32-bit linux, while never want to.