Fixing my Macbook pro’s Sound

I’m running OpenSUSE 10.3 on my macbook pro that I picked up last semester. I had some problems getting my audio working for one reason or another, but finally got it. The easiest way I found was to grab the next release of alsa. By default opensuse 10.3 ships with version 1.0.14. Updating it to alsa 1.0.15 did the trick.

No guarantee that this will work, just that it did for me.

Some Details:

lspci output
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller

My new current driver:
rpm -qa alsa

Here is the 1-click to add the repo and install the latest alsa.

1 Click alsa

Big Thanks to James Ogley, Now that I have a fish I just need to learn to fish 🙂


OpenSuSE 10.3 review with an interest Con

On, there is an article with an OpenSuSE 10.3 review.  Out of interest I clicked on the link and started looking at the article.  From the article:

“in the latest 10.3 release, specific support for a Linux/Windows dual-boot setup, enabling both operating systems to be installed on the same PC.”

Unless I missed something, didn’t know we didn’t have specific support for dual-boot setups :)  Good thing it was added it in this release 🙂

Other than that it seems to be a decent simple review.  But the thing that jumped out the most was the listed Con.

Cons It’s not Windows”

Call me crazy, but I list this as a pro 😛