I am running Debian Testing with some packages from unstable and experimental. (Mostly gnome3 stuff)
I have avoided installing PulseAudio since I've heard of people having issues with it and I didn't want to break my sound. But a few days ago some of the gnome3 stuff pulled pulseaudio in as a dependency.
In the PulseAudio device chooser there is an Analog and a Digital option. I'd like to use the Digital output, but no sound comes out when I choose it. Analog works just fine.
I have an Intel sound card.
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
dpkg -l | grep pulse
ii gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio 0.10.30-1 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii libpulse-browse0 0.9.22-1.1 PulseAudio client libraries (zeroconf support)
ii libpulse-mainloop-glib0 0.9.22-1.1 PulseAudio client libraries (glib support)
ii libpulse0 0.9.22-1.1 PulseAudio client libraries
ii pulseaudio 0.9.22-1.1 PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-esound-compat 0.9.22-1.1 PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer
ii pulseaudio-module-gconf 0.9.22-1.1 GConf module for PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-module-x11 0.9.22-1.1 X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-module-zeroconf 0.9.22-1.1 Zeroconf module for PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-utils 0.9.22-1.1 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
I've looked around but everything I can find deals with getting the digital output to show up. The output shows up fine for me, and if I go into pavucontrol I can see sound playing, it just doesn't make any sound through my speakers. I have made sure everything is unmuted. I'm not sure where to go from here...