I'm confused how this site works, because I only find editing on my questions but can not recognize the answer to my originally posted issue:

My issue is that I can't get sound to my TV which I connected via HDMI cable to my HP Pavilion g6 Laptop running under OS Ubuntu 12.04-64bit.

I posted, in response to Matthew's answer



Terminal output for aplay shows two video devices

jg-laptop@JG-Laptop:~$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Generic_1 [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


jg-laptop@JG-Laptop:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [Generic ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic HD-Audio Generic at 0xf0544000 irq 44 1 [Generic_1 ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic HD-Audio Generic at 0xf0540000 irq 16


  • Other account for merging: askubuntu.com/users/95478/jgrau
    – 8128
    Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 17:57
  • I cannot see this image, which is linked to in the question. You may want to alter or remove that link from this meta question. Commented Oct 11, 2012 at 2:53
  • It's on this post now, I hope so at least... Can somebody explain to me what I would have to do to get the sound through the HDMI connection to my TV?
    – jgrau
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 5:39

1 Answer 1


The problem is that you have registered two accounts - you have created a question using one account but were trying to edit/answer using your other account.

I have now merged both accounts - you should be able now to edit your questions.

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