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Old 12-27-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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No Audio with Nvidia GTS 450


I'm trying to get audio over HDMI. I can't seem to get the Nvidia card to show up as a sound card.

System Info:
Debian "Sid"
kernel: 2.6.32-5-amd64 (2.6.32-29)
alsa: 1.0.23+dfsg-2

Code:
root@lmc:lmc# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: [c4] HyperTransport: Slave or Primary Interface
        Capabilities: [54] HyperTransport: UnitID Clumping
        Capabilities: [40] HyperTransport: Retry Mode
        Capabilities: [9c] HyperTransport: #1a
        Capabilities: [f8] HyperTransport: #1c

00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
        Memory behind bridge: fc000000-feafffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d4000000-00000000dfffffff
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 9600
        Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
        Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
        Capabilities: [110] Virtual Channel
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
        Memory behind bridge: feb00000-febfffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000faf00000-00000000faffffff
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 9600
        Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
        Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
        Capabilities: [110] Virtual Channel
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 28
        I/O ports at c000 [size=8]
        I/O ports at b000 [size=4]
        I/O ports at a000 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 9000 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 8000 [size=16]
        Memory at fbfff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/4 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [70] SATA HBA v1.0
        Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        Memory at fbffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        Memory at fbffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
        Memory at fbfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
        Memory at fbffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
        Memory at fbffb000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
        Memory at fbffa800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
        Capabilities: [b0] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
        I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
        I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]
        Capabilities: [70] MSI: Enable- Count=1/2 Maskable- 64bit-
        Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 820f
        Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        Memory at fbff4000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 3700
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=64

00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Device 4396
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
        Memory at fbff9000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
        Flags: fast devsel
        Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
        Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
        Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
        Flags: fast devsel
        Capabilities: [f0] Secure device <?>
        Kernel driver in use: k8temp

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0dc4 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Device 196e:085a
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
        Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at d8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Memory at d4000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
        I/O ports at d800 [size=128]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at fea80000 [disabled] [size=512K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
        Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia

01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation Device 0be9 (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Device 196e:085a
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
        Memory at fea7c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device 2307
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
        I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
        Memory at febff000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Memory at faff0000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Expansion ROM at febc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
        Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Count=2 Masked-
        Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 4c-00-00-00-68-4c-e0-00
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
"Kernel Driver in use: HDA Intel" only shows up after I installed alsa-source
Code:
apt-get install alsa-source
m-a a-i alsa
which creates package alsa-modules-2.6.32-5-amd64 (1.0.23+dfsg-2+2.6.32-29)

Code:
lmc@lmc:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 1: ALC662 rev1 Digital [ALC662 rev1 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
lmc@lmc:~$
Code:
lmc@lmc:~$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq ; }
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-emu10k1-synth ; : ; }

# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options bt87x index=-2
options cx88_alsa index=-2
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
# Keep snd-pcsp from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2
# Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
I've tried adding "options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=0 probe_mask=0xffff,0xfff2" to alsa-base.conf, variations of those options don't seem to have any effect, or sometimes break the ATI audio.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 03:07 AM   #2
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I googled that a bit, and it seems that a lot of people had to install a newer kernel to get it working. Maybe you want to try the liquorix-kernel.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 10:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for pointing me to that kernel. The good news is the device show's up now.
Code:
lmc@lmc:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 1: ALC662 rev1 Digital [ALC662 rev1 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
lmc@lmc:~$
The bad news is, I still don't have any sound. I've checked in alsamixer to make sure the channels weren't muted.
http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...xer-nvidia.jpg
 
Old 12-30-2010, 08:40 AM   #4
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I've tried the following test. I doesn't produce any errors, but no audio output either.

Code:
lmc@lmc:~$ speaker-test -D hdmi:CARD=NVidia -c 2 /dev/urandom

speaker-test 1.0.23

Playback device is hdmi:CARD=NVidia
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 64 to 16384
Period size range from 32 to 8192
Using max buffer size 16384
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 4096
was set buffer_size = 16384
 0 - Front Left
 1 - Front Right
Time per period = 5.633963
 0 - Front Left
 1 - Front Right
Time per period = 5.973978
 0 - Front Left
 1 - Front Right
Time per period = 5.972970
 0 - Front Left
 1 - Front Right
^C
 
Old 12-31-2010, 07:21 PM   #5
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I have the same issue
I got bought the card yesterday
I'm running Fedora 14
I installed the official drivers from nVidia
screenshot

Any insights would be helpful
No sound on my HTPC = not a real HTPC

Thanks
 
Old 12-31-2010, 11:47 PM   #6
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I now have audio over HDMI. I've installed PulseAudio, then edited the file
/etc/pulse/default.pa and added this line under
Code:
### Load audio drivers statically (it's probably better to not load
### these drivers manually, but instead use module-hal-detect --
### see below -- for doing this automatically)
#load-module module-alsa-sink
#load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0
#load-module module-oss device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-oss-mmap device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-null-sink
#load-module module-pipe-sink
#load-module module-alsa-sink device=plughw:0,0
#load-module module-alsa-sink device=plughw:1,3
load-module module-alsa-sink device=plughw:1,7
#load-module module-alsa-sink device=plughw:1,8
#load-module module-alsa-sink device=plughw:1,9
The other commented out options did not work.


Code:
lmc@lmc:# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 1: ALC662 rev1 Digital [ALC662 rev1 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Code:
lmc@lmc:~$ aplay -L
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
default:CARD=SB
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    Default Audio Device
front:CARD=SB,DEV=0
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    Front speakers
surround40:CARD=SB,DEV=0
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=SB,DEV=0
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=SB,DEV=0
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=SB,DEV=0
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=SB,DEV=0
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=SB,DEV=0
    HDA ATI SB, ALC662 rev1 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia
    HDA NVidia, NVIDIA HDMI
    HDMI Audio Output
The following command did not work. No errors, but no audio.
Code:
speaker-test -D hdmi:CARD=NVidia -c 2 /dev/urandom
This command did work. I can hear static from the left and right channels. (will test more channels when I get an HDMI capable surround receiver)
Code:
speaker-test -D plughw:1,7 -c 2 /dev/urandom
I've tested the audio under KDE 4
http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...vidia-kmix.png

And under XBMC
http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...vidia-xbmc.png

The only thing that still doesn't work is Dolby Digital and DTS Passthrough (or maybe my TV can't support it??)
 
  


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