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2kreate
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Mint 19 Tara - No HDMI Sound Output

Post by 2kreate » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:05 pm

After a round of updates my sound output to HDMI through my Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti card is failing.

Thing I have tried: ALSAmixer, pavucontrol, editing .asoundrc, various ALSA settings/hacks, various installations/upgrades/reinstalls, and a few other command line tutorials, which unfortunately I did not document as I went. As far as I know I reverted everything back after I had attempted a change.

In ALSAMixer, my Intel internal audio is available, but the Nvidia device seems to be disabled or suspended:

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I saw this in pacmd, but can't seem to change the values to no:

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pacmd dump | grep suspend
load-module module-suspend-on-idle
suspend-sink alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo yes
suspend-sink alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo yes
suspend-source alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo.monitor yes
suspend-source alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.monitor yes

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pactl list sources
Source #0
	State: IDLE
	Name: alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo.monitor
	Description: Monitor of GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller Digital Stereo (HDMI)
	Driver: module-alsa-card.c
	Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 48000Hz
	Channel Map: front-left,front-right
	Owner Module: 7
	Mute: no
	Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	        balance 0.00
	Base Volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	Monitor of Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo
	Latency: 0 usec, configured 341333 usec
	Flags: DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Properties:
		device.description = "Monitor of GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller Digital Stereo (HDMI)"
		device.class = "monitor"
		alsa.card = "1"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA NVidia"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA NVidia at 0xdf080000 irq 17"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:01:00.1"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "10de"
		device.vendor.name = "NVIDIA Corporation"
		device.product.id = "0fb9"
		device.product.name = "GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller"
		device.string = "1"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	Formats:
		pcm

Source #1
	State: IDLE
	Name: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo.monitor
	Description: Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
	Driver: module-alsa-card.c
	Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 48000Hz
	Channel Map: front-left,front-right
	Owner Module: 8
	Mute: no
	Volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	        balance 0.00
	Base Volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	Monitor of Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo
	Latency: 0 usec, configured 341333 usec
	Flags: DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY 
	Properties:
		device.description = "Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
		device.class = "monitor"
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xdf328000 irq 128"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "a171"
		device.product.name = "CM238 HD Audio Controller"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "0"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	Formats:
		pcm

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inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: 2kreate Kernel: 4.15.0-38-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Skylake rev.9 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 22464
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 2670 MHz 2: 3041 MHz 3: 2870 MHz
           4: 3390 MHz 5: 2877 MHz 6: 3014 MHz 7: 2958 MHz 8: 2903 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting,nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@29.97hz, 1920x1080@60.01hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.77 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel CM238 HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Card-2 NVIDIA GP107GL High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-38-generic

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aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3246 Analog [ALC3246 Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

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pulseaudio --dump-conf
### Read from configuration file: /etc/pulse/daemon.conf ###
daemonize = no
fail = yes
high-priority = yes
nice-level = -11
realtime-scheduling = yes
realtime-priority = 5
allow-module-loading = yes
allow-exit = yes
use-pid-file = yes
system-instance = no
local-server-type = user
cpu-limit = no
enable-shm = yes
flat-volumes = no
lock-memory = no
exit-idle-time = 20
scache-idle-time = 20
dl-search-path = /usr/lib/pulse-11.1/modules
default-script-file = /etc/pulse/default.pa
load-default-script-file = yes
log-target = 
log-level = notice
resample-method = auto
avoid-resampling = yes
enable-remixing = yes
remixing-use-all-sink-channels = yes
enable-lfe-remixing = no
lfe-crossover-freq = 0
default-sample-format = s16le
default-sample-rate = 44100
alternate-sample-rate = 48000
default-sample-channels = 2
default-channel-map = front-left,front-right
default-fragments = 4
default-fragment-size-msec = 25
enable-deferred-volume = yes
deferred-volume-safety-margin-usec = 1
deferred-volume-extra-delay-usec = 0
shm-size-bytes = 0
log-meta = no
log-time = no
log-backtrace = 0
rlimit-fsize = -1
rlimit-data = -1
rlimit-stack = -1
rlimit-core = -1
rlimit-rss = -1
rlimit-as = -1
rlimit-nproc = -1
rlimit-nofile = 256
rlimit-memlock = -1
rlimit-locks = -1
rlimit-sigpending = -1
rlimit-msgqueue = -1
rlimit-nice = 31
rlimit-rtprio = 9
rlimit-rttime = 200000
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Could someone please help me to revive my HDMI sound output? :cry:

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Re: Mint 19 Tara - No HDMI Sound Output

Post by MrEen » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:05 pm

2kreate wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:05 pm

Thing I have tried: ALSAmixer, pavucontrol, editing .asoundrc, various ALSA settings/hacks, various installations/upgrades/reinstalls, and a few other command line tutorials, which unfortunately I did not document as I went. As far as I know I reverted everything back after I had attempted a change.
Hi again 2kreate.

I don't see a reboot on that list. That kinda fixed you last time.

If it doesn't work this time, please start a song or video then run pacmd list-sinks in the terminal and paste the results here. I find it strange the pactl command you tried only gave the monitors of both sound devices and not the devices themselves. Hopefully we'll get better results this way.

Good luck.

EDITED: Brain fart. Sources is for input, not output.

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Re: Mint 19 Tara - No HDMI Sound Output

Post by 2kreate » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:16 am

Sorry, MrEen, I should have put that on the list. I guess I assumed that it's the first thing everyone checks is to reboot.

(Just to clarify, the last time I had this problem it wouldn't work on reboot until after I updated the Linux kernel).

Here is the output you requested:

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pacmd list-sinks
2 sink(s) available.
  * index: 0
	name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	flags: HARDWARE DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
	state: RUNNING
	suspend cause: 
	priority: 9030
	volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	        balance 0.00
	base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	volume steps: 65537
	muted: no
	current latency: 20.47 ms
	max request: 4 KiB
	max rewind: 64 KiB
	monitor source: 0
	sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stereo
	used by: 1
	linked by: 1
	configured latency: 23.22 ms; range is 0.50 .. 371.52 ms
	card: 0 <alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1>
	module: 7
	properties:
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.name = "HDMI 0"
		alsa.id = "HDMI 0"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		alsa.device = "3"
		alsa.card = "1"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA NVidia"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA NVidia at 0xdf080000 irq 17"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:01:00.1"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "10de"
		device.vendor.name = "NVIDIA Corporation"
		device.product.id = "0fb9"
		device.product.name = "GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller"
		device.string = "hdmi:1"
		device.buffering.buffer_size = "65536"
		device.buffering.fragment_size = "32768"
		device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
		device.profile.name = "hdmi-stereo"
		device.profile.description = "Digital Stereo (HDMI)"
		device.description = "GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller Digital Stereo (HDMI)"
		alsa.mixer_name = "Nvidia GPU 80 HDMI/DP"
		alsa.components = "HDA:10de0080,10280798,00100100"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	ports:
		hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority 5900, latency offset 0 usec, available: yes)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
				device.product.name = "E55-E1
      "
	active port: <hdmi-output-0>
    index: 1
	name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
	state: IDLE
	suspend cause: 
	priority: 9039
	volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB,   front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	        balance 0.00
	base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	volume steps: 65537
	muted: no
	current latency: 254.86 ms
	max request: 64 KiB
	max rewind: 64 KiB
	monitor source: 1
	sample spec: s16le 2ch 48000Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stereo
	used by: 0
	linked by: 0
	configured latency: 341.33 ms; range is 0.50 .. 341.33 ms
	card: 1 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1f.3>
	module: 8
	properties:
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.name = "ALC3246 Analog"
		alsa.id = "ALC3246 Analog"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel PCH"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel PCH at 0xdf328000 irq 128"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1f.3"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.3/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "a171"
		device.product.name = "CM238 HD Audio Controller"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "front:0"
		device.buffering.buffer_size = "65536"
		device.buffering.fragment_size = "32768"
		device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
		device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
		alsa.mixer_name = "Realtek ALC3246"
		alsa.components = "HDA:10ec0256,10280798,00100002"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	ports:
		analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
		analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9000, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
	active port: <analog-output-speaker>

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Re: Mint 19 Tara - No HDMI Sound Output

Post by MrEen » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 am

There's nothing at all wrong with that output that I can see. Make sure obviously that the display's sound isn't muted.

Deleting the files in your ~/.config/pulse directory then running pulseaudio -k in the terminal should fix whatever isn't right. You'll probably need to restart your browser after that.

Hope that helps.

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