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Audio/Video Hardware => Computers & Networking => Topic started by: jaxx on June 02, 2011, 11:27:41 AM

Title: [SOLVED] HP MicroServer, GT210, XBMC Live - No Audio on HDMI
Post by: jaxx on June 02, 2011, 11:27:41 AM

Just thought Id post this here as I know there are others who are going the HP/XBMC route, and may experience the same issue.

From my research, the HP MicroServer and Inno3D GT210 should have worked with XBMC Live out of the box - others have managed to get everything up and running on the original XBMC live install without changes.

I wasnt so lucky - the video on HDMI worked 1st time - no issues. However I couldnt get the audio on the HDMI even after setting up XBMC to output audio on HDMI. I did created the boot USB on my laptop - not sure if this has anything to do with the problem - but in any case the following solved my issue :

1) Install the latest Nvidia drivers.
( I must be honest, I dont know if this step is neccessary, as I upgraded the drivers before making any changes - if I ever get a chance to confirm I will update this post)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

2) Create a asound.conf file as follows : sudo nano /etc/asound.conf

Add the following text into the file, and save :
pcm.!default {
   type plug
   slave {
       pcm "hw:0,3"
       rate 48000

3) Reboot, and done.

As a check, I deleted the asound.conf, and there was no audio once again.

Hope this helps...
Title: Re: [SOLVED] HP MicroServer, GT210, XBMC Live - No Audio on HDMI
Post by: fdlsys on June 02, 2011, 12:17:32 PM
Hope this helps...

It most definitely will, thanks for the tip.
If I may ask, could you please post this on the XBMC Forum too, if you haven't already?