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I have been struggling with resolving an audio ( no sound ) problem with my first installation of XBMC on my Dell XPS 410 desktop computer. Ubuntu version 14.04 is the operating system. The audio works with other applications on my system, … but currently the audio does not work with XBMC. I have experimented with the various ' audio settings ' in XBMC, … and with the hardware audio source settings on my system, … but have not resolved the audio problem.

Following is a listing of my system hardware for your reference:

steve-dell-dxp061
description: Tower Computer
product: Dell DXP061 ()
vendor: Dell Inc.
serial: DH96GD1
width: 64 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 vsyscall32
configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=hardware-failure-fw chassis=tower power-on_password=enabled uuid=44454C4C-4800-1039-8036-C4C04F474431
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 0CT017
vendor: Dell Inc.
physical id: 0
serial: ..CN7082976U01SA.
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Dell Inc.
physical id: 0
version: 2.5.3
date: 11/22/2007
size: 64KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb ls120boot biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 400
bus info: [email protected]
slot: Microprocessor
size: 2133MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 1066MHz
capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts nopl aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm dtherm tpr_shadow
configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=2
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 700
size: 32KiB
capacity: 32KiB
capabilities: internal write-back data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 701
size: 4MiB
capacity: 4MiB
capabilities: internal varies unified
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 1000
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 4GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
product: HYMP512U64BP8-S5
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 0
serial: 00003016
slot: DIMM_1
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
product: HYMP512U64BP8-S5
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 1
serial: 00004017
slot: DIMM_3
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
*-bank:2
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
product: HYMP512U64BP8-S5
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 2
serial: 00002018
slot: DIMM_2
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
*-bank:3
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
product: HYMP512U64BP8-S5
vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
physical id: 3
serial: 00003017
slot: DIMM_4
size: 1GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 82P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: [email protected]:00:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: 82P965/G965 PCI Express Root Port
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: [email protected]:00:01.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:40 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:de000000-dfefffff ioport:d0000000(size=167772160)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: GF119 [GeForce GT 610]
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: [email protected]:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
resources: irq:45 memory:de000000-deffffff memory:d0000000-d7ffffff memory:d8000000-d9ffffff ioport:dc80(size=128) memory:dfe00000-dfe7ffff
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: GF119 HDMI Audio Controller
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0.1
bus info: [email protected]:01:00.1
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:17 memory:dfdfc000-dfdfffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: [email protected]:00:19.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:19:d1:89:16:d4
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=2.3.2-k duplex=full firmware=1.1-0 ip=192.168.11.31 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:44 memory:dffe0000-dfffffff memory:dffdb000-dffdbfff ioport:ecc0(size=32)
*-usb:0
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1a
bus info: [email protected]:00:1a.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:16 ioport:ff20(size=32)
*-usb:1
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1a.1
bus info: [email protected]:00:1a.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:17 ioport:ff00(size=32)
*-usb:2
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1a.7
bus info: [email protected]:00:1a.7
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
resources: irq:22 memory:dffdac00-dffdafff
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: [email protected]:00:1b.0
version: 02
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:46 memory:dffdc000-dffdffff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: [email protected]:00:1c.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:41 ioport:1000(size=4096) memory:ddf00000-ddffffff ioport:da000000(size=2097152)
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.4
bus info: [email protected]:00:1c.4
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:42 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:da200000-da3fffff ioport:da400000(size=2097152)
*-usb:3
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: [email protected]:00:1d.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:23 ioport:ff80(size=32)
*-usb:4
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: [email protected]:00:1d.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:17 ioport:ff60(size=32)
*-usb:5
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: [email protected]:00:1d.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:ff40(size=32)
*-usb:6
description: USB controller
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: [email protected]:00:1d.7
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0
resources: irq:23 memory:ff980800-ff980bff
*-pci:3
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: [email protected]:00:1e.0
version: f2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
resources: ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:dde00000-ddefffff
*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Communication controller
product: HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
vendor: Conexant Systems, Inc.
physical id: 4
bus info: [email protected]:04:04.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
resources: memory:ddef0000-ddefffff ioport:ccf8(size=8)
*-firewire
description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
product: FW322/323 [TrueFire] 1394a Controller
vendor: LSI Corporation
physical id: 5
bus info: [email protected]:04:05.0
version: 61
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=firewire_ohci latency=64 maxlatency=24 mingnt=12
resources: irq:17 memory:ddeef000-ddeeffff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801HH (ICH8DH) LPC Interface Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: [email protected]:00:1f.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0
resources: irq:0
*-storage
description: RAID bus controller
product: 82801 SATA Controller [RAID mode]
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: [email protected]:00:1f.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage msi pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
resources: irq:43 ioport:fe00(size=8) ioport:fe10(size=4) ioport:fe20(size=8) ioport:fe30(size=4) ioport:fec0(size=32) memory:ff970000-ff9707ff
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: [email protected]:00:1f.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:dffdab00-dffdabff ioport:ece0(size=32)
*-scsi:0
physical id: 1
logical name: scsi0
capabilities: emulated
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: ST500DM002-1BC14
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: JC4B
serial: S2A02V5N
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=abd6abd6
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: 3.1
serial: b8f27778-8151-f24c-beb3-fab7bf19e6ac
size: 195GiB
capacity: 195GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2013-12-05 11:19:28 filesystem=ntfs label=Win XP OS modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 270GiB
capacity: 270GiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume:0
description: HPFS/NTFS partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 195GiB
*-logicalvolume:1
description: HPFS/NTFS partition
physical id: 6
logical name: /dev/sda6
logical name: /media/steve/Data
capacity: 48GiB
configuration: mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096 state=mounted
*-logicalvolume:2
description: Linux filesystem partition
physical id: 7
logical name: /dev/sda7
logical name: /
capacity: 22GiB
configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered state=mounted
*-logicalvolume:3
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 8
logical name: /dev/sda8
capacity: 4028MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-scsi:1
physical id: 2
logical name: scsi1
capabilities: emulated
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/sr0
capabilities: audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: status=nodisc
*-scsi:2
physical id: 3
bus info: [email protected]:3
logical name: scsi6
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: My Book
vendor: WD
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 1028
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=4 sectorsize=512 signature=44fdfe06
*-volume
description: Windows FAT volume
vendor: MSWIN4.1
physical id: 1
bus info: [email protected]:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdb1
version: FAT32
serial: 47eb-45d5
size: 465GiB
capacity: 465GiB
capabilities: primary fat initialized
configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=My Book

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The XBMC version is shown in the following screen shot:

Screen Shot No. 1

Following screen shots are audio settings in the XBMC application:

Screen Shot No. 2
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This screen shot shows the other audio source setting options... I have tested each without success:

Screen Shot No. 3

There seems to be no setting that fixes the 'no audio' problem using XBMC application.

The 'AudioBox USB Digital Stereo setting provides sound with all other applications on my system.

The XBMC debug log file can be viewed at the following URL:

Debug Log File

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Will you please advise me on how I may resolve the 'no sound' audio issue ?

Also, ..if you require any additional information please let me know and I will be happy to gather and forward same to you.

Thanks in advance for your assistance. … Regards, S. Parsons
Your logfile is full of curl errors, accessing non supported addon sides. Play some music, video please and then provide the Debug Log again.
as you are using pulseaudio also provide: pactl list sinks | pastebinit and while xbmc is playing on the card you want: pactl list sink-inputs | pastebinit
Don't have any experience with Pulseaudio. I don't like that thing and I don't use it.

But on you 2nd screenshot you have selected:
Code:
AudioBox USB Digital Stereo (IEC958), Digital Output (S/PDIF)

In your well formatted lshw you can find:
Code:
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: [email protected]:00:1b.0
version: 02
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:46 memory:dffdc000-dffdffff
I'm not sure about settings. Are you using a USB Soundcard? If not, select a different audio device. In your settings, you try to use the optical output plug (Toslink).

But more probably is the configuration problem in the Pulseaudio part. Do you have a sound device in your list: Pulseaudio? If yes, try this.
Enumeration is fine, it's like it should be.

Provide the pactl output. Thanks.