[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulse audio does not work with my hdmi output

Dark Shadow shadowofdarkness at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 02:51:39 PDT 2010

Ok I found out more, it can work but I have to do a step first. My
testing before was pulseaudio then alsa but I never went back to
notice that pulse started working.

It seems on my hdmi output that after ever boot I have to use 1,9
first then it initializes 1,3 1,7 1,8 and they work fine after that.

 So all I need to know is how can I force Pulse Audio to use
plughw:1,9 always instead of the first detected 1,3?

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 3:23 AM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Dark Shadow at 17/04/10 08:03 did gyre and gimble:
>> With todays Alsa 1.0.23 release I finally have working HDMI audio on
>> my laptop with the exception of through Pulse Audio.
>> "mplayer video.mkv -ao alsa:device=plughw=1.3" works perfect, but when
>> I set Pulse Audio to output to my hdmi device I get silence with the
>> occasional popping sound.
>> I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and Pulse Audio is set to internal
>> card profile "off" and hdmi profile is "stereo" with appropriate
>> output checked.
> Hmm, interesting. Does the VU meter in pavucontrol indicate sound is
> playing?
> Can you supply "pacmd ls" when something is playing (e.g. a stream
> should be audible, but it's not)?
> Also: "amixer -c [card name/number here]" would be useful too.
> If you want to be super helpful, then the output from "pulseaudio -k;
> pulseaudio -vvv" would be nice too (although you may need to copy
> /etc/pulse/client.conf copied to ~/.pulse/client.conf and disable
> autospawn to get past the "pid file" error this produces when PA is
> already running.
>> Also after that is fixed can I get it so that when I have a hdmi cable
>> connected and video outputted to it that Pulse Audio will
>> automatically switch output from internal to hdmi then back when the
>> cable is disconnected.
> I don't think the sensing API exists right now to enable this, but in
> theory this is possible. I'm not sure how this will work technically,
> but I'd imagine it'll be similar to how audio jack sensing currenty
> (doesn't) works.
> So not yet, but soon (for various values of soon).
> Col
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