I am using ma78gm-s2h mainboard and gtx260, there is no sound on ubuntu. There is a spdif connection from my videocard to mainboard. And it connected with hdmi to my tv. It works fine with windows but not with ubuntu. Is there any way to fix this? I tried everything like troubleshooting, nvidia driver, alc889 driver etc.

Edit: there is only analog and digital choices exist at settings


I had to download the proprietary driver for my ATI card and then I had the option to select HDMI sound. It worked after that. Hope this helps.

"To use a proprietary driver for a device:

Press System → Administration → Hardware Drivers.

Find the driver which you would like to enable and read the description.

Press Activate to enable the driver. You may be asked to enter your password.

The proprietary driver may have to be downloaded and installed.

You may need to restart your computer to finish enabling the driver. "


Maybe your problem is just a sofware configuration. Connect your Ubuntu with the HDMI output and go to Sound Settings... Then in the tab Output you can choose in a list where to send your audio output, try out each option of the list!


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