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arc| Gps Nov 29, 2013 @ 2:53pm
very happy ( besides me initial having no sound, posible solution )
After instaling openSUSE 13.1 no sound anymore in any game from Valve.
After a few failed attempts deleted all steam folders, to start all over.

The reason why I am so happy ?

On first sign in after instalI, I got the survey :)

About 2 months agoo I was very anoyed, booted windows after gaming for weeks on Linux, and bam survey :(
Last edited by arc| Gps; Nov 29, 2013 @ 7:08pm
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Doc Holliday Nov 29, 2013 @ 2:57pm 
Originally posted by arc| Gps:
After instaling openSUSE 13.1 no sound anymore in any game from Valve.
After a few failed attempts deleted all steam folders, to start all over.

The reason why I am so happy ?

On first sign in after instalI, I got the survey :)

About 2 months agoo I was very anoyed, booted windows after gaming for weeks on Linux, and bam survey :(
AMD open source drivers??
Lord Battlesheep Nov 29, 2013 @ 3:04pm 
Sound might be alsa/pulse issue, you could try to run steam from terminal and see what it says about alsa and pulse.
Doc Holliday Nov 29, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
here's how you fix sound in openSUSE on AMD opensource drivers
SDL_AUDIODRIVER=alsa steam
Last edited by Doc Holliday; Nov 29, 2013 @ 5:40pm
Doc Holliday Nov 29, 2013 @ 3:24pm 
ohh yeah and the user Account in OpenSUSE is not added to audio
arc| Gps Nov 29, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
Using Catalyst beta.
Adding me to the audio group did not work
Tried allot of other things too.
Disabeling pulse at least gave me sound, but...

I think I found an solution.

This should be interesting for others too, not just openSUSE users, but at least Arch too.

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/1179

hachre wrote:
I have run into sound problems on OpenSuse 13.1 (not yet released). In my case the '/etc/machine-id' and the '/var/lib/dbus/machine-id' files both existed but contained different values.

I removed the dbus one and made a symlink to the other by running:
'sudo ln -s /etc/machine-id /var/lib/dbus/machine-id'

This fixed the issue for me.
Last edited by arc| Gps; Dec 3, 2013 @ 6:58am
arc| Gps Dec 3, 2013 @ 7:10am 
Filed a bug report, but this seems to affect some Arch users too. ( two different machine id's )
Last edited by arc| Gps; Dec 3, 2013 @ 7:11am
slava841 Mar 4, 2014 @ 8:41am 
I currently use LMDE and this bug affected me to. arc| Gps thanks for a solution man, you saved me countless hours ))
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Date Posted: Nov 29, 2013 @ 2:53pm
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