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Note that some audio controllers have various audio channels muted by default. You may need to configure the audio channels with the Yast Hardware Audio Configuration tool.

About this list

The "model" column corresponds to the "Model" output from the command

hwinfo --sound

PCI

Vendor Model Autodetected SUSE Release Comments
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 12.1
Asonic CMI8738 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Fully working
Asus Xonar DX PCI Express Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png 11.3: This is a PCI Express x1 card. To install, first turn off any integrated sound card in your bios, then use YAST2 to delete the integrated sound card. Reboot. Nothing else. Do not edit the new sound card to configure it, it will not work, and if you have done this just delete the new sound card and reboot to recover. 5.1 surround tested and works following these instructions. Nothing else tested yet.

12.1: Autodetected and 5.1 sound fully works out of the box
Audiotrak Audiotrak Hifi Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png 10.3 Works after compiling ALSA 1.0.16
C-Media CMI8738 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Works with no problems
Creative Audigy 2, Audigy2 Platinum Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png
Creative Audigy Player/Platinum/Platinum eX Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
Creative Audigy SE Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png 5.1 Sound working after manual configuration of /etc/asound.conf or ~/.asoundrc. Autodetected as Audigy LS before 11.2
Creative Sound Blaster PCI 164V Audio-128 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Digital speakers such as Boston Acoustics BA735 are supported, but you must toggle on the Digital/Analog jack for speakers to work.
Creative Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png The card has also a game port witch is recognize by the system automatically, tested on Suse 10.0 and above.
Creative Creative SB X-Fi (Xtreme Gamer) Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png

11.1: Creative beta drivers (XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00) have been tested and DO work in openSuSE 11.1 (64-bit and 32-bit).

12.1: Works out of the box with latest ALSA, although doesn't have support for certain features (hardware MIDI, EAX 5.0 etc.)

Creative X-Fi Platinum Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png You'll need to compile these alsa drivers: ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tiwai/snapshot/alsa-driver-unstable-snapshot.tar.gz
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Basic sound playback works (11.1 x86_64, drivers from Creative website). Sometimes last sample keeps repeating for some seconds, after playback is stopped.
M-Audio Delta 44 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
M-Audio Revolution 7.1 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png
MS-TECH LS-5.1 PCI Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png 10.0 without problems. 10.1 and 10.2 untested
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png All versions, detected and works with ALSA out of the box.

OnBoard

Vendor Model Autodetected SUSE Release Comments
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
AMD SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40) Icon-checked.png Tested on Tumbleweed as of 21 July 2015
C-Media CMI8738 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Ensoniq Giga-Byte 5880 AudioPCI On MotherBoard 60XET Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png CirrusLogic CS4297A Rev 4
on Dell Dimension 2100
Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png enable:Line-in,CD,Mic disable:Video(?),Phone,Aux (what for?)
Intel 82801I (ICH9) HD Audio Controller Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Every output and input works great! Added 11.0 and 11.1 on Intel DX48BT2 main board.
Intel Intel® High Definition Audio Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Digital(SPDIF Coax/Optical) and Analog Out supported. For Acer Aspire 5315 with chipset ICH8 (found with 'LSPCI') Alsa Driver v 1.0.15 needed.
nVidia Corporation MCP51 AC97 GeForce 6100 M9 model motherboard Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Every output and input works great!
NVidia nForce2 NVidia nForce2 with ALC650F on ASUS A7N8X2 Deluxe Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Have not tested surround sound
Realtek Realtek AC'97 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Realtek ALC888 HD Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Have not tested surround features;only 2 channels.
Also beware if using with a Linuxant driver as they may conflict.
SiS Elitegroup Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
SiS SiS SI7012 (Realtek ALC650F) Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 / A / 8235 / 8237 AC97 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png To enable SPDIF output, in alsamixer, set the volume of the IEC958 Playback item to zero and 'unmute' the IEC958 item

USB

Vendor Model Autodetected SUSE Release Comments
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 12.1
Creative (041e) SB X-Fi (3042) Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Add in YaST with "Sound card vendor: Generic" and "Sound card model: USB Audio". Driver used: snd-usb-audio. Only tested on 11.1. Use ALSA for all options.
Xitel (09ef) HiFi-Link (2907) Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Add in YaST with "Sound card vendor: Generic" and "Sound card model: USB Audio". Driver used: snd-usb-audio. Only tested on 10.0 and 10.3
Creative (041e) Blaster Connect (3010) Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Add in YaST with "Sound card vendor: Generic" and "Sound card model: USB Audio". Driver used: snd-usb-audio. Only tested on 10.3
TBD Vendor TBD Model Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png TBD comment
Sweex SC004V2 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Newer ALSA version in 11.2 fixes a bug that exists in 11.1 (if it works in 11.1 as well, might have received an ALSA update, then please update this entry)
Behringer UCA202 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png After plug, just works :)
Logitech Clear Chat Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png (USB headset) Works like a charm.
Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png (USB headset) Works like a charm. Automatically snd-usb-audio module is loaded, You can then see it in Phonom device chooser. When using Skype - works great- tested only on older Skype version, which uses ALSA instead of PulseAudio.
C-Media Electronics (0x0d8c). USB Multimedia Audio Device (0x0105) Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png This USB Multimedia Audio Device is integrated in Teufel Concept C 200 USB. It works perfectly :-)