HDMI AUDIO

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HDMI AUDIO

Post by thatguy365 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:43 am

hello all, so i am very new at linux. I have two(2) older desktop pc's a dell deminsion 5100 and a dell inspiron 531. currently i am using the dell inspiron 531. I have this problem with both desktops because i use the same nvidia gpu for the HDMI output, the problem is that there is no sound through the HDMI, but sound is fine when i use headphones or the line out. I am using the Linux mint 18 64bit with the MATE desktop. I seem to not be the only person having this issue and have come up empty handed on a solution over the past three days. this is what is displayed with the " lshw " command :
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: MCP61 High Definition Audio
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
version: a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2
resources: irq:22 memory:fe024000-fe027fff


I have checked the sound menu and there is no listing for an HDMI out i took some screen shots for a better idea of what i am talking about i'm lost on this, any help is appreciated

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Re: HDMI AUDIO

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:36 am

Please start a terminal and post the output of this command:

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: HDMI AUDIO

Post by thatguy365 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:06 pm

eric@eric-Inspiron-531 ~ $ sudo inxi -Fxz
[sudo] password for eric:

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System:    Host: eric-Inspiron-531 Kernel: 4.10.0-33-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: Dell product: Inspiron 531 v: 00
           Mobo: Dell model: 0RY206 v: ���
           Bios: Dell v: 1.0.13 date: 02/09/2009
CPU:       Single core AMD Athlon 2650e (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 3214 speed: 1607 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G96 [GeForce 9400 GT] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-33-generic
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet
           driver: forcedeth port: ec00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
           IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (6.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600AAJS size: 160.0GB temp: 29C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 143G used: 6.2G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 472M used: 124M (28%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 9.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 166 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 760.5/7981.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: HDMI AUDIO

Post by thatguy365 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:45 pm

Ok, here is the output of the command xrandr

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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1 connected primary 1280x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 16mm x 9mm
   1280x720      60.00 +  59.94  
   1920x1080i    60.00    59.94  
   1360x768      60.02  
   1280x768      59.99* 
   1024x768      60.00  
   1440x480i     59.94  
   800x600       60.32  
   720x480       60.00    59.94  
   640x480       60.00    59.94
it is clearly showing that HDMI-1 is connected as primary, so why am i not finding HDMI output in the sound options?

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Re: HDMI AUDIO

Post by lspatricio » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:26 am

I have a different device, a tablet pc. I had the same problem with no hdmi audio. Then I upgraded to kernel 4.11, and it fixed my hdmi audio problems. I hope this helps.

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