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#1 2008-07-14 00:17:47

Registered: 2007-12-26
Posts: 40

Getting HDMI audio working (ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX)

Hey everyone. So I'm trying to create a HTPC using this ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX motherboard with a 3.0 GHz E8400 Core 2 Duo and 4GB RAM. I've installed Arch 64-bit on it and have full 1080p video showing nicely on my HD TV with Gnome set up quite nicely. I've gone through the Wiki for the documentation for getting ALSA working but I cannot get any audio working. I have 3 outputs on this board, the line-out on the back, the headphones on the front and the HDMI audio on the back.

I admit I am an ALSA/Linux Audio newb but it seems like everything is set up properly comparing it to the Wiki document. I get very faint audio from the headphones but nothing else. I'd really like to get the HDMI audio working but I am completely and totally lost as to what to do. I don't even know what devices and modules I should be looking for. I'm pretty sure the sound chipset is Intel HDA Audio. Although, under Vista it comes back as Realtek audio controller.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


#2 2009-01-05 15:54:51

Registered: 2008-07-18
Posts: 34

Re: Getting HDMI audio working (ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX)

Did you ever find a solution for this?  I have the same board and am also having problems getting audio over HDMI.


#3 2009-01-05 19:00:38

From: Belgium
Registered: 2006-05-24
Posts: 1,213

Re: Getting HDMI audio working (ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX)

One or two months ago I read something about the Intel-driver not supporting this feature yet. I suppose this was before the 2.5-driver, but that's all I've got for you, I guess.



#4 2009-01-21 22:27:18

From: Canada
Registered: 2005-11-08
Posts: 27

Re: Getting HDMI audio working (ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX) … f-out.html << works like a charm here . cost me $12CAN . same motherboard & arch 64bit with xbmc-svn works like a charm. everything goes through spdif to my amp, passthroug works as well. cheap fix for lack of hdmi support.


#5 2010-11-08 10:28:46

Registered: 2008-12-17
Posts: 3

Re: Getting HDMI audio working (ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX)

While searching for the solution myself I stumbled over this rather old thread and having found the solution it might be interesting for someone out there :-)

HDMI audio is working fine with the Asus P5E-V, the problem is that the IEC958 device has to be unmuted on the command line (since it is not showing in any mixer):

(1)amixer --card 0 |grep 958

Then unmute the devices (in my case to unmute "'IEC958',1" was sufficient):
(2)amixer --card 0 sset 'IEC958',0 unmute
(3)amixer --card 0 sset 'IEC958',1 unmute
(4)amixer --card 0 sset 'IEC958 Default PCM',0 unmute


#6 2010-11-10 06:20:14

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From: Chicago
Registered: 2008-06-09
Posts: 9,105

Re: Getting HDMI audio working (ASUS P5E-VM HDMI mATX)

Please don't resurrect 2 year old threads.

Closing for necro-bumping...

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