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In my sound settings dialog box in systems settings I have only two chooses 1. digital output or 2. analog output.

You will see in the following answer that was given to another questioner there are four chooses, one that includes an HDMI setting. This box implies this is for the 12.04 OS which I have. How do I get this other sound setting dialog box?

I am trying to get sound to my Visio TV via an HDMI cable. I have a great picture but no sound.

If there is any other help full detailed information please help. I am a novice at this.

The four chooses are as follows

  1. HDMI/DisplayPort2

  2. Digital Output (S/PDIF)

  3. Headphones

  4. Analog Output


r@my-Ubuntu:~$ pactl list short sinks

0   alsa_output.pci-0000_00_01.1.hdmi-stereo        module-alsa-card.c  s
16le 2ch 44100Hz    SUSPENDED

11  alsa_output.pci-0000_00_14.2.analog-stereo  module-alsa-card.c  s
16le 2ch 44100Hz    RUNNING


r@my-Ubuntu:~$ pactl stat

Currently in use: 45 blocks containing 223.6 KiB bytes total.

Allocated during whole lifetime: 1250357 blocks containing 1.7 GiB bytes total.

Sample cache size: 11.5 KiB

Server String: unix:/home/r/.pulse/00fe1e469e4e3a7509f366ec00000009-runtime/native

Library Protocol Version: 26

Server Protocol Version: 26

Is Local: yes

Client Index: 16

Tile Size: 65472

User Name: r

Host Name: my-Ubuntu

Server Name: pulseaudio

Server Version: 1.1

Default Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz

Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right

Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_14.2.analog-stereo

Default Source: alsa_input.usb-AKM_AK5370-00-AK5370.analog-mono

Cookie: 40d9:9199


r@my-Ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install pavucontrol

[sudo] password for r: 

 Reading package lists... Done

 Building dependency tree

 Reading state information... Done

 pavucontrol is already the newest version.

 The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:

 gir1.2-ubuntuoneui-3.0 lib32gcc1 language-pack-kde-en kde-l10n-engb libubuntuoneui-3.0-1

 thunderbird-globalmenu language-pack-kde-en-base

  Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

  0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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HDMI is a digit output. if it doesn't work, Ctrl+Alt+t, run pactl list short sinks and pactl stat, :) add their relsult to your QUESTION, not in COMMENT! Then Install pulse audio control sudo apt-get install pavucontrol –  Sneetsher Jan 27 '14 at 10:26

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