HDMI sound from cheap TV

I have recently purchased an Atomic Pi SBC…love the device…but no sound…bought a cheap 32 inch TV from Wal-Mart that had HDMI input…video works fine after some adjustment but no sound…am I missing a simple setting or am I in deep dodo???


You haven’t told us which release of Lubuntu you are using.

Sorry I have no experience of using audio thru HDMI cables, but I’d look in pavucontrol (bring up the menu and search for ‘pav’ assuming you are running a LXQt release) or Pulse Audio Volume Control, and you may find in the Output.Devices tab you can select where audio goes out. Please note: this is entirely guess as I’ve never used hdmi audio, next I’d look in the Configuration tab…

In “Sound & Video/PulseAudio Volume Control” check that output device is not muted.

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Bionic…

Did you try pavucontrol? On Lubuntu 18.04 LTS it’s found in the Sound & Video menu (only LXQt has search function).

(I believe pavucontrol should be on all Lubuntu 18.04 LTS installs; https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/lubuntu-desktop)

the atomic Pi software did not have pavucontrol…could not find it in the software center…looked at a HDMI connector pin-out but do not understand what I am looking out…is there another way to get sound out of this SBC?

I have given up on getting this thing to do audio output…maybe I will try another cheap SBC???


Yeah sorry I forgot you were on a SBC, and powered on a x86_64 box so what I was suggesting was from what I found there. Apologies for not noticing that key bit of your info.

Wait, you’re using Ubuntu? Then why are you on the Lubuntu forum?

https://ubuntuforums.org/ are good.

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