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HDMI audio device detected by PulseAudio but not listed in Sound Settings; Jack is reported as unplugged.

asked 2013-01-24 18:13:31 -0600

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updated 2013-01-24 23:06:15 -0600

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I reported this on BugZilla, before I saw this site. So, I figure I would post the question here as well:

Description of problem:

PulseAudio sees my HDMI sound sink, but does not allow it to be seen in Sound Settings. In the initialization of PulseAudio, PulseAudio reports the jack as being unplugged:

(   0.162|   0.000) D: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Jack 'HDMI/DP,pcm=3 Jack' is now unplugged

Alsa's aplay utility plays audio through the HDMI link.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Acer MS-1683
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C79 [GeForce 9200M G] (rev b1)
NVIDIA Corporation MCP79

How reproducible:

Use Fedora. This was not an issue in Ubuntu 10.4 for my laptop on and the most recent Ubuntu. However, it seems others had a very similar problem as well:

Attempted Work Arounds:

I tried the required and required-any additions to /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/hdmi-output-0.conf with no success. I have tried reinstalling Fedora.

Additional info:

Attached you will find my verbose output of starting PulseAudio

See the bug report at

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answered 2013-04-30 22:06:46 -0600

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FYI, it is working now!

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