I am using the proprietary driver. Someone else on another thread had mentioned the same problem but hadn't posted that it had been solved. They updated their driver and it worked. I thought I had updated it when I installed the card but then I realized I hadn't because the video was working. Since I hadn't connected the HDMI cable yet I didn't really think about it. Here it is a week later and I thought I did update. Duh.
So I am going to update my drivers. Hopefully that will resolve the issue. I haven't tried a different cable but if the driver update doesn't work I will take the cable and use it on my other TV hooked up to my boxee.
As a side note that other TV has it's own issues. Every so often I have to unplug and plug the tv power back in when my sound craps out using the boxee. But that's not the TV I'm having issues with. I'm using a brand spanking new Insignia hd tv not the old and almost busted Westinghouse hd piece of crap I bought from a friend.
Yep I tested the gnome sound settings. I made sure things were unmuted, I maxed out volumes etc. Then I went to alsa mixer which showed the digial out for the hdmi as it should. I even looked at the volume meters and saw the bars move. I made sure that was umuted. I also tried some other suggestions I found around the web including suggestions from alsa about nvidia (I would post the link but I'm on another computer... if someone wants the link I can post it later). Everything looked like it was correct from the troubleshooting tips.
Since I didn't see any confirmations that people got it to work I thought I would ask.
Yeah I was at the point of frustration and was about to get external speakers for the TV but I really didn't want to since it's occupying the top of my dresser where there isn't a lot of room. I do know that the onboard sound card works. (BTW I disabled that in the BIOS as well when I was debugging)
So hopefully the update will work when I try it again when I am home.
Originally Posted by george_toolan
Which driver did you install for your video card? The free nouveau driver or the proprietary nvidia driver?
Have you tried a different cable?
In the Gnome Sound Settings you should be able to test your speakers in the Hardware tab.
If everything else fails you should be able to use a DVI input on your tv and connect your internal sound card to your tv with an analog cable ;-)