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I have no sound going to my TV via the HDMI output. Running 14.04. I have pulse audio and when I plug it into the TV, I get full video but no sound. The sound bar is moving (in pulse audio) like it recognizes the sound but is not putting it to the TV (yes I made sure the TV sound was turned up). Any suggestions?

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Read this and this for suggestions. – hmayag Apr 19 '14 at 0:56
I would first suggest updating you video driver especially if you have an ATI or NVidia card. I have been struggling with the same issue on a notebook with intel Iris pro 5200 Graphics and 14.04 and have yet to find a solution. – user283901 May 21 '14 at 15:18

Your computer might be set to output audio on a different audio device. You can select your audio device from the sound settings menu, which can be accessed from your volume icon.

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Try the speaker test first from root:

speaker-test -c 2 -r 48000 

If you can hear the sounds via HDMI output then go to sound setting and make sure the HDMI is highlighted.

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