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HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade (solved)

Postby Eko_taas on Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:00 am

My TV-Mint was running OK
- LMDE updated around 10.6.2011 (working well, then traveling 2M)
- HDMI (picture, sound) OK with HDMI on LCD-TV (also in new location)
(HW: Dell Inspiron Zino HD with RS780 Azelia controller Digital Stereo (HDMI))
http://www.dell.com/us/en/corp/desktops/inspiron-zino-hd/pd.aspx?refid=inspiron-zino-hd&s=corp

When I found that MintUpdate claimed "packages broken", I run
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apt-get install -f && apt-get clean && apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

All was looking OK and looks to be up to date (as per MintUpdate as well), but found no sound :evil:
(System Monitor: kernel 3.0.0.-1-amd64, Gnome 3.0.2)

I have checked sound settings several times
- not muted (100%) :lol:
- Sound Pref / Output "RS780 ....(HDMI) stereo"
- Sound pref /hardware Profile "digital stereo (HDMI) output"
- all sounds missing (VLC medial player, system sounds).

Where to start fixing?
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:42 am

Moved here from Hardware Support
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Eko_taas on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:41 am

Sorry for wrong location... Analoque headphones OK when selecting as active output...
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:45 am

Eko_taas,
I moved your post here as it is more likely to be seen by people who know about LMDE,and therefore may be answered quicker than if it had stayed where it was in Hardware Support
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Eko_taas on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:14 am

Thanks, waiting for innovative solutions to fix this.
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby sumski on Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:36 am

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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Eko_taas on Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:58 pm

....
To re-enable HDMI audio, in /boot/grub/menu.lst, add this to the end of your "kernel" line:
radeon.audio=1
...


Seems that good hint (as for radeon), but as newbie bit complicated to implement :cry:

In my LMDE, above file/folder :?: :oops: does not exist :?: (even if as sudo)
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby mads on Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:30 pm

Have you checked "Sound Preferences" - "Output" - "Choose a device for sound output"?
Some times it switches the graphic cards.
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Eko_taas on Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:53 am

mads wrote:Have you checked "Sound Preferences" - "Output" - "Choose a device for sound output"?
Some times it switches the graphic cards.


As stated earlier, done as 1st thing... Also bottom selection (i.e. not "off")
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby sumski on Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:08 am

Eko_taas wrote:
....
To re-enable HDMI audio, in /boot/grub/menu.lst, add this to the end of your "kernel" line:
radeon.audio=1
...


Seems that good hint (as for radeon), but as newbie bit complicated to implement :cry:

In my LMDE, above file/folder :?: :oops: does not exist :?: (even if as sudo)


Arch Linux uses "old" grub , Debian/LMDE "new" GRUB2. You need to edit another file - /etc/default/grub, and under
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" add radeon.audio=1, so it looks like
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.audio=1", and then run
sudo update-grub , and reboot
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Eko_taas on Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:12 pm

sumski wrote:....
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.audio=1", and then run
sudo update-grub , and reboot


Thanks Man, you made my day :D worked like a charm 8)

Makes me wonder, why this change has been done (or why GUI cannot detect this setting....
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade (solved)

Postby sumski on Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:23 pm

no problem ;) i also find this change puzzling
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby Sithun on Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:56 am

....
To re-enable HDMI audio, in /boot/grub/menu.lst, add this to the end of your "kernel" line:
radeon.audio=1
...


That broke the frames around all of my windows (except chromium). I'm not certain how to search for this, can someone give me a pointer? I'm using LMDE with XFCE.

This might be related to the "Save session" -option, which was enabled at the time.

EDIT: Missing frames solved by typing
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xfwm4

in the terminal. Rebooted with "save session".
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade

Postby kadm on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:07 pm

sumski wrote:edit another file - /etc/default/grub, and under
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" add radeon.audio=1, so it looks like
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.audio=1", and then run
sudo update-grub , and reboot


It worked for me, running LMDE-Mate with ATI Radeon 4650. No audio out of HDMI port despite using HDMI 1.4 latest standard with audio return channel or old 1.3 cable. Adding radeon.audio=1 to grub was the only thing who made sound go thru HDMI to TV. ++
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade (solved)

Postby jason_eit on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:50 am

And what is the corresponding GRUB command if you have an Intel chip?

/j
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Re: HDMI-Sound gone after LMDE upgrade (solved)

Postby telenux on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:32 am

jason_eit wrote:And what is the corresponding GRUB command if you have an Intel chip?

/j
This might be of some help despite it being for ArchLinux. I think the concept of what you have to do is the same.

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=132641

Run these commands:
aplay -l

Get the device info.

E.g. say, it is 'device 3.'

Create or edit asoundrc file. Put something like this there:

pcm.!default{
type hw
card 0
device 3
}

This is for using ALSA. If you want it for PulseAudio, read over the first ArchLinux thread and see if it helps.
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