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Old 01-08-2015, 09:42 PM   #16
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I haven't used a computer connected to a TV, but have you tried connecting a speaker directly to the computer to rule out a problem originated in the computer/TV setup?
This is a good idea but I don't have any pc speakers.

I found this other thread about ATI drivers https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...or-ati-372826/

It says I need to make this command: 'aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf'.
But I just get this output:

Code:
root@debian:~# aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf
aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
So why does the error message say that?
Also, I don't even have a xorg.conf file.
 
Old 01-08-2015, 09:50 PM   #17
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I've also found there's actually a 'fglrxinfo' command.
The output is:

Code:
root@debian:~# fglrxinfo
display: :1  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5
So there seems to be a link between X.org and the 'non'free' AMD.
So maybe I should have a xorg.conf file?
 
Old 01-08-2015, 09:57 PM   #18
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I don't use an ATI card, but as far as I know, the aticonfig command is intended to configure ATI graphics cards, not sound cards. The xorg.conf file is related to the graphics card and graphic environment, so it it's not necessary to run it at all in your case. (That's probably why you get the error message about no adapters detected).

Regarding your problem you can use a headphone or an earphone if you don't have a speaker (to rule out a problem outside the computer, I mean).
 
Old 01-08-2015, 10:07 PM   #19
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Not sure about your kernel, but seems AMD HDMI audio doesn't work up to kernel version 3.3:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=728984

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Long story short: the necessary PCI IDs for the HDMI audio on this card are
not present in the kernel - it was added in kernel 3.3. If you are able and
willing to install linux-image from wheezy-backports this should allow the
HDMI audio to work. Otherwise if you build the kernel yourself with the
patch attached to that bug report, it should also work.
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=697266

I didn't notice it was marked as "fixed", though I might overlook something...
 
Old 01-09-2015, 01:27 AM   #20
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edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and add to the end of the file:

snd-hda-intel model=generic

If you don't have a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf create it. If it doen't work then undo.
I tried this. No great luck.
Played an mp3 and changed sound cards with alsamixer.
But still no sound.

The hardware and drivers work fine in Windows.
So I don't think there's a fault on that side.
 
Old 01-09-2015, 03:23 AM   #21
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I don't use an ATI card, but as far as I know, the aticonfig command is intended to configure ATI graphics cards, not sound cards. The xorg.conf file is related to the graphics card and graphic environment, so it it's not necessary to run it at all in your case. (That's probably why you get the error message about no adapters detected).
Yes, it doesn't have anything to do with the xorg.conf file.
I eventually did a search on the radeon hdmi sound card and came across a number of linux-users with the same problem.http://askubuntu.com/questions/67113...-radeon-driver

The solution is this:

Code:
# gedit /etc/default/grub
Then change the line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.audio=1"

Then:
Code:
# update-grub
Reboot.

Turns out the coding was removed because it would turn the screen black for some Intel users because they used the HDMI port for both sound and graphics.
So all users with an ATI RS880/Radeon 4200 hdmi sound card have to manually insert the above code.

I have sound! Yippee!
Only now there's some guy constantly telling me everything I'm doing!
How do I turn that function off?
 
  


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