Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-23-09, 05:31 PM   #1
MarckOS
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3
Default HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

Hi,

First I have a very silly question: Do I need to uninstall the nvidia driver before upgrading it?
Like NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.19-pkg1.run --uninstall or something.

Secondly, I have a 9600M GT and some trouble making the audio pass through hdmi.
aplay -l doesn't give me anything with hdmi. Although I have HDA Intel analog and digital.
MarckOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-09, 08:35 PM   #2
mfb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 25
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

I can't find any audio support on my 9600M GT either. Is it actually possible our notebook manufacturers (mine is Zepto) just didn't connect it or something? I only have HDA Intel digital and analog, and turning IEC958 on in alsamixer just turns my S/PDIF on.

Answer to your question: The driver installer automatically uninstalls older versions.
mfb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-09, 04:14 AM   #3
snookerzysta
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

I've got the same problem.
9600M GT and aplay -l gives me only analog and digital output, no hdmi.

Althought it works ok under Windows.
snookerzysta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-09, 01:12 PM   #4
cthulhu
Great Old One
 
cthulhu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 124
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

I suspect a number of NVIDIA cards lack support in ALSA for audio out via HDMI.
__________________
Desktop: Asus P5B Deluxe, Core2Duo E8500, 2GB Corsair 800MHz CL4, Gigabyte GTX460 1024MB
HTPC: Asus P5B-E, Core2Duo 6300, 1GB Corsair 533MHz, Asus 9500GT w/ 512MB DDR3
Server: Gigabyte D510UD, Atom D510, 2GB Corsair 800MHz, Hauppauge NOVA-T500 dual DVB-T tuner, 4x 2TB Samsung F3EG (RAID5)
Laptop: Asus U6V, Core2Duo P8400, 3GB DDR2, 9300M GS
OS on all: Gentoo Linux

Bought a computer bundled with windows? Don't want to use windows? Demand a refund!
cthulhu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-09, 02:24 PM   #5
dirkb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

Hi,

it would help if you post the output of "aplay -l" and "aplay -L". Also the output/attachment of of the alsa-info-script would help (http://alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh).

In general the NV-HDMI isn't controlled over ALC codec but rather via the Nvidia codec. And, it's known to work when you use the relatively recent Nvidia binary driver, but not with other drivers. Also, HDMI works only when X is started.

Best regards
Dirk
dirkb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-09, 03:36 PM   #6
snookerzysta
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

Hello.
Here are the outputs of aplay -l and aplay -L:

Code:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Code:
aplay -L
default:CARD=Intel
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    Default Audio Device
front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    Front speakers
surround40:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC888 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
lspci:

Code:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 013f                                   
        Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx+
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx- 
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes                                                                
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 2295                                                                  
        Region 0: Memory at f6500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]                                   
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2                                                        
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=55mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)                  
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-                                                  
        Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable+                      
                Address: 00000000fee0300c  Data: 4182                                                        
        Capabilities: [70] Express (v1) Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00                             
                DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us                        
                        ExtTag- RBE- FLReset+                                                                
                DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-                           
                        RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+                                         
                        MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes                                           
                DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-                          
                LnkCap: Port #0, Speed unknown, Width x0, ASPM unknown, Latency L0 <64ns, L1 <1us            
                        ClockPM- Suprise- LLActRep- BwNot-                                                   
                LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; Disabled- Retrain- CommClk-                                           
                        ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-                                       
                LnkSta: Speed unknown, Width x0, TrErr- Train- SlotClk- DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-           
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>                                                              
        Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link <?>                                                            
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel                                                                      
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
alsa-info script output : http://pastebin.com/m6e6ece54


Thanks for help ;-)
snookerzysta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-09, 04:20 PM   #7
dirkb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

Hi,

your alsa driver (1.0.18rc3) seems to be too old. Please update to current version (1.0.20).

Best regards
Dirk
dirkb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-09, 06:23 PM   #8
ir123
*BANNED*
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 92
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

What about 9600GSO? Will audio work on HDMI and a emu10k2 sound card on this linux driver? I'm just wondering because I'd like to know if I should bother buying a spdif cable. The video already works.
ir123 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-25-09, 03:40 AM   #9
snookerzysta
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirkb View Post
Hi,

your alsa driver (1.0.18rc3) seems to be too old. Please update to current version (1.0.20).

Best regards
Dirk
Oh my god!

It couldn't be so easy!
I should have tried it earlier...

Now it works perfectly, thanks!
snookerzysta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-09, 01:20 AM   #10
minneyar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Default Re: HDMI audio + upgrading nvidia drivers

Just thought I'd add in that this worked great for me. I'm running MythBuntu 9.04 on a system with an integrated GeForce 7100 that has an HDMI port; after spending an evening trying to get audio to work over HDMI, I just needed to manually upgrade ALSA to 1.0.20. Then I used alsamixer to turn the "IEC958 1" item on, and I put this in /etc/asound.conf:

Code:
pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave {
        pcm "hw:0,3"
    }
}
Now everything works perfectly.
minneyar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA Drivers Receive Windows 8 Certification News Archived News Items 0 06-01-12 06:30 AM
HDMI audio ELD weirdness RockHound NVIDIA Linux 0 05-11-12 04:45 AM
Radeon 9700 not all that? sancheuz Other Desktop Graphics Cards 200 10-12-02 10:31 PM
nvidia drivers in a motherboard with AGP 1.0 (motherboard MVP3+) knocker NVIDIA Linux 1 08-19-02 02:57 AM
NVIDIA 2960 Drivers & RH 7.3 W/2.4.18-5 XASCompuGuy NVIDIA Linux 6 08-02-02 12:53 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.