Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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not12listen
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Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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Hello,

I'm running 18.3 with Cinnamon. My audio card is recognized correctly, but all audio is by default being output to my HDMI Audio. This is not ideal as it does not use my existing 5.1 speakers.

Could anyone guide me how to go about disabling/removing the HDMI Audio output devices?

Thanks!

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Re: Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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Can't you just change output in sound preferences?

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Re: Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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Go to your hardware setting click on sound and modify it there
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Re: Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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In the 'Sound' applet I can only adjust the volume of each output device. I cannot enable/disable any sound outputs.

I have already 'muted' the HDMI audio output devices and turned the volume down to 0 on my monitor as well.. When I opened a game, the audio went to the HDMI Audio output regardless.

I need to disable/block the HDMI audio output devices.

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Re: Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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Hi not12listen.

I think you can solve this by installing and running PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol.)

Go to the Configuration tab (all the way on the right) and you'll probably have 2 Built-in Audio profiles. Change the one that has HDMI to Off.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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MrEen wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Hi not12listen.

I think you can solve this by installing and running PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol.)

Go to the Configuration tab (all the way on the right) and you'll probably have 2 Built-in Audio profiles. Change the one that has HDMI to Off.

Hope that helps.
Thank you very much for this! This worked! I was disabled the HDMI audio and that set my 5.1 as the default!

Thank you again!

#solved

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Re: Need/Want to disable HDMI Audio

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MrEen wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Hi not12listen.

I think you can solve this by installing and running PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol.)

Go to the Configuration tab (all the way on the right) and you'll probably have 2 Built-in Audio profiles. Change the one that has HDMI to Off.

Hope that helps.
Great! I was looking for something like this either. I tried to disable HDMI sound I/O and this is what I have been looking for. Thanks!

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