My hardware is as follows:
Mobo: Asus AT3IONT-L (720p video plays just fine on this board, the audio is the problem)
Ram: 2 gb DDR3 ram
XBMC Live 10.1
My problem is this:
I get NO audio output over HDMI.
However plugging into the standard 3.5mm audio jack works.
After updating alsa using this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)
After a reboot the XBMC user interface stops loading, the terminal will flicker every couple of seconds like it is trying to do something but nothing happens. The terminal does not flicker before the reboot/alsa install.
I HAVE SEARCHED several threads with people saying that they have fixed the HDMI audio problem but that was some time ago (different unspecified driver revisions, new drivers may be the issue)
Several people have listed this link as instructions for fixing this problem, I have tried almost everything on this page. The audio over HDMI was still not working.
I have tried setting up the audio device in the Settings menu
for both Audio Out and passthrough
I have tried adding this file which some people have claimed to fix the problem but only after updating the alsa drivers which as I mentioned earlier borks the install of XBMC live
[i]add file "sudo nano /etc/asound.conf" for menu sound[/i]
I have tried setting these options in:
I have tried updating the alsa PPAs and Packages like so
I have also tried both "alsamixer" and the XBMC audio mixer to unmute S/PDIF and all other outputs with no luck
I have also checked that my user is part of the audio group and that "aplay -l" specifies the HDMI output audio on my NVidia as "Card 0" "Device 3"
I plugged my Xbox into my monitor via the same HDMI cable and the audio worked just fine, so that rules out the Monitor or HDMI cable as potential causes (I rather doubted it but it doesn't hurt to make sure)
So Im stuck, ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
Im going to reinstall XBMC live on the computer to start with off fresh install.