Apostolos\’ Daily Plate

Desktop Having TV as Monitor

Posted in Πληροφορική, OpenIndiana by asyropoulos on Αύγουστος 22, 2018

I have a computer that uses the latest version of OpenIndiana/hipster and I am using a TV as a monitor. To reduce the number of wires, I decided to use only the HDMI wire. My video card is a GeForce GT 1030 that naturally has HDMI output. Of course the first thing is to connect the video card with the monitor. Although the visual output was OK, there was no sound! First of all, I had to change the audio devices:

apostolo@adalind>> audioctl list-devices
audiohd#6
audiohd#3
apostolo@adalind>> audioctl show-device
Device: /dev/sound/audiohd:3mixer
  Name    = audiohd#3
  Config  = ATI HD Audio (SB600)
  HW Info = Unknown HD codec: 0x10ec0900

This is how my system is setup now. To achieve this I had top do the following:

# cd /dev
# rm audio audioctl
# ln -s sound/1 audio
# ln -s sound/1ctl audioctl
# rm dsp
# ln -s dsp1 dsp

OK but how do I know which device is the correct one:

apostolo@adalind>> audiotest
Sound subsystem and version: SunOS Audio 4.0 (0x00040003)
Platform: SunOS 5.11 illumos-6578fdfad8 i86pc

*** Scanning sound adapter #1 ***
/dev/sound/audiohd:6dsp (audio engine 0): audiohd#6
  - Performing audio playback test... 
         ................OK
         ...............OK
         ..............OK
        

*** Scanning sound adapter #2 ***
/dev/sound/audiohd:3dsp (audio engine 1): audiohd#3
  - Performing audio playback test... 
         ................OK
         ...............OK
         ..............OK
        

*** All tests completed OK ***

If you hear sound, then the device is the correct one. In my case, I had to make a change to the monitror. The following images show what I did:

 

 

 

Now I enjoy sound and I have only one wire!

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