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HDMI woes

Postby iain_j on Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:14 pm

After a couple of weeks tweaking and the occasional re-install I thought I'd got Mint sussed. However....

I'm trying to watch online video (on ITV Player) on my TV connected via HDMI cable. I plugged the cable in, and after a few seconds my desktop appeared on the TV. I dragged Firefox across to the TV screen, started the video playing...

First problem. The video played fine on the TV, however when I clicked the "fullscreen" button, Firefox stayed on the TV and the video went fullscreen on my laptop screen. How can I solve this?

Second problem, I can't figure out how to get the sound to come out of the TV speakers. With the HDMI cable connected and the TV turned on, the only output device listed in the sound settings is "built in audio analogue stereo", and only one connector in the drop-down box below it (analogue output).

I'm on LM13, using the "Cairo + GNOMEwith effects" desktop.

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$ inxi -AG
Graphics:
Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
X.Org: 1.11.3
drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1440x900@59.9hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.2


Audio:
Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: ALSA
ver: 1.0.24
Linux Mint 14 KDE (32 bit) -- HP G70 Laptop
Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400 @ 2.16GHz -- 3Gb DDR2 RAM -- 250Gb HDD
Intel Mobile 4 Series graphics -- Intel 82801I audio
Atheros AR242x/AR542x wireless network adapter
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Re: HDMI woes

Postby Total_Blue on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:56 am

Hi Iain,

I can't help with the video, however I did find another thread with a possible solution to your sound problem.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=23139
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