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I have an GT520 graphics card and I am trying to get the sound working with my XBMC setup and I'm having trouble.

Things I have completed:

aplay -l

List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

then

lspci

01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation HDMI Audio stub (rev a1)

and

alsamixer

which is set to unmuted

Everything looks well, so ran:

aplay -D hw:0,3 /home/ollie/Music/alex.mp3 Playing raw data '/home/ollie/Music/alex.mp3' : Unsigned 8 bit, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono aplay: set_params:1059: Sample format non available Available formats: - S16_LE - S32_LE

with no luck..

then

speaker-test Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels Using 16 octaves of pink noise Playback open error: -2,No such file or directory

also tried running through

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/gpu-hdmi-audio-document/gpu-hdmi-audio.html#upgrading_alsa_driver

and

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Setup_audio_over_HDMI_on_nVidia_GeForce/nForce_controller

plus 20 other websites with selective "fixes" etc.. but no luck >_<

I am a complete beginner with Ubuntu so this is a really steep learning curve for me, not sure I'm learning much though as its all just headaches atm!

Thanks for any help

Ollie

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