New driver 310.19 broke HDMI audio on NVIDIA ION
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Driver update from 304.64 to 310.19 broke HDMI audio playback in my Zotac NVIDIA ION (MCP79) - based system. Downgrading to 304.64 fixes the problem but I think it's bad solution for the future. I tried to change mixer settings using alsamixer and misc. pulseaudio configurations and still no sound. Searching the web for this problem I found several same posts but no recommendations except driver downgrade.
Driver update from 304.64 to 310.19 broke HDMI audio playback in my Zotac NVIDIA ION (MCP79) - based system. Downgrading to 304.64 fixes the problem but I think it's bad solution for the future. I tried to change mixer settings using alsamixer and misc. pulseaudio configurations and still no sound. Searching the web for this problem I found several same posts but no recommendations except driver downgrade.

#1
Posted 12/18/2012 01:26 PM   
Is it still broken in 313.09?
Is it still broken in 313.09?

Aaron Plattner
NVIDIA Linux Graphics

#2
Posted 12/18/2012 10:12 PM   
Unable install beta 313. I use Debian Wheezy with latest aptosid kernel (3.7.1). Installer log in attachments...
Unable install beta 313. I use Debian Wheezy with latest aptosid kernel (3.7.1). Installer log in attachments...

#3
Posted 12/19/2012 04:26 PM   
Does it work with an older kernel?
Does it work with an older kernel?

Aaron Plattner
NVIDIA Linux Graphics

#4
Posted 12/19/2012 05:20 PM   
I have the same problem with my GTS 250. I have tried to find differences in ALSA and PulseAudio without any luck. Looks like the sound stream is sent to the device in the same way as before, but no sound. I will try 313.09 later tonight. First I posted at the Arch Linux forums (PulseAudio logs can be found in post #12): [url]https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1206727[/url] And then at the GeForce driver forum (contains ALSA info): [url]https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/525891/geforce-drivers/-linux-new-310-driver-breaks-hdmi-audio-gts-250-etc-/[/url]
I have the same problem with my GTS 250.

I have tried to find differences in ALSA and PulseAudio without any luck. Looks like the sound stream is sent to the device in the same way as before, but no sound.

I will try 313.09 later tonight.

First I posted at the Arch Linux forums (PulseAudio logs can be found in post #12):
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1206727

And then at the GeForce driver forum (contains ALSA info):
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/525891/geforce-drivers/-linux-new-310-driver-breaks-hdmi-audio-gts-250-etc-/

#5
Posted 12/20/2012 09:53 AM   
[quote="aplattner"]Does it work with an older kernel?[/quote] I tried old, stable Debian kernel 3.2 with 313.09 and 304.64. Result is the same: have sound with 304.64 and silence with 313.09. My opinion is that the sound was broken in new drivers sometime after 304.64 version. For those who want to investigate the situation I prepared nvidia bug report, alsa and pulseaudio information for both driver versions.
aplattner said:Does it work with an older kernel?


I tried old, stable Debian kernel 3.2 with 313.09 and 304.64. Result is the same: have sound with 304.64 and silence with 313.09. My opinion is that the sound was broken in new drivers sometime after 304.64 version. For those who want to investigate the situation I prepared nvidia bug report, alsa and pulseaudio information for both driver versions.

#6
Posted 12/20/2012 03:34 PM   
Tried the 313.09 driver. Still no audio through HDMI. Had to revert to 304. Nvidia bug report attatched from both versions. For completeness I also added a report from 310.
Tried the 313.09 driver. Still no audio through HDMI. Had to revert to 304. Nvidia bug report attatched from both versions. For completeness I also added a report from 310.

#7
Posted 12/21/2012 12:17 AM   
Has anybody tried 313.18 drivers?
Has anybody tried 313.18 drivers?

#8
Posted 01/18/2013 04:15 PM   
i don't have problems in my asus 1201n (atom 330 + ION) the audio trough hdmi works (selected from phonon configuration) (pulseaudio+kde) greetings
i don't have problems in my asus 1201n (atom 330 + ION)

the audio trough hdmi works (selected from phonon configuration)

(pulseaudio+kde)

greetings

#9
Posted 01/18/2013 05:15 PM   
I have the same Asus model and yes, it works. But Zotac ION motherboard don't. There are some differences by lspci -v: Asus 1201n: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation ION LE VGA (rev b1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8434 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42 Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at f6000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M] I/O ports at dc00 [size=128] [virtual] Expansion ROM at fbde0000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2 Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Kernel driver in use: nvidia But Zotac: 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation ION VGA (rev b1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device a108 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41 Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M] I/O ports at ec00 [size=128] [virtual] Expansion ROM at fafe0000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2 Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Kernel driver in use: nvidia
I have the same Asus model and yes, it works. But Zotac ION motherboard don't. There are some differences by lspci -v:

Asus 1201n:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation ION LE VGA (rev b1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8434
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42
Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f6000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fbde0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Kernel driver in use: nvidia

But Zotac:

03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation ION VGA (rev b1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device a108
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fafe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Kernel driver in use: nvidia

#10
Posted 01/25/2013 04:51 PM   
I build system with linux kernel 3.7.3 and nvidia driver ver. 313.18. HDMI audio still broken. Bug report included.
I build system with linux kernel 3.7.3 and nvidia driver ver. 313.18. HDMI audio still broken. Bug report included.

#11
Posted 01/31/2013 03:59 PM   
Is there hope that the problem will be fixed in new driver release?
Is there hope that the problem will be fixed in new driver release?

#12
Posted 02/12/2013 08:34 PM   
GeForce 8800GT. Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 (13.04 x64). Installing Nvidia Driver 173 - the sound on hdmi yes. Installing Nvidia Driver 304 - the sound on hdmi yes. Installing Nvidia Driver 310 - the sound on hdmi NO. Installing Nvidia Driver 313 - the sound on hdmi NO. Installing Nvidia Driver 319 - the sound on hdmi NO.
GeForce 8800GT. Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 (13.04 x64).
Installing Nvidia Driver 173 - the sound on hdmi yes.
Installing Nvidia Driver 304 - the sound on hdmi yes.
Installing Nvidia Driver 310 - the sound on hdmi NO.
Installing Nvidia Driver 313 - the sound on hdmi NO.
Installing Nvidia Driver 319 - the sound on hdmi NO.

#13
Posted 04/10/2013 02:17 PM   
Sorry for the slow reply. I haven't been able to reproduce this problem on any of my ION-based systems. I'll keep trying.
Sorry for the slow reply. I haven't been able to reproduce this problem on any of my ION-based systems. I'll keep trying.

Aaron Plattner
NVIDIA Linux Graphics

#14
Posted 04/16/2013 09:15 PM   
I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I lost HDMI audio on Ubuntu 13.04. All I did was update Ubuntu as normal and I think I updated the graphics driver to 13.04 using the additional drivers program. I downgraded to 304 Nvidia driver but the HDMI audio still doesn't show. It's as though the "device" isn't connected at all.
I'm not exactly sure what happened, but I lost HDMI audio on Ubuntu 13.04. All I did was update Ubuntu as normal and I think I updated the graphics driver to 13.04 using the additional drivers program. I downgraded to 304 Nvidia driver but the HDMI audio still doesn't show. It's as though the "device" isn't connected at all.

#15
Posted 04/19/2013 07:30 AM   
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