Enable HDMI audio on TV from your Ubuntu laptop

Enable HDMI audio on TV from your Ubuntu laptop

If you have a laptop with HDMI port,  you would probably want to channel the audio output from the TV which has a much better surround sound audio output . Unfortunately, this setting is not available out of the box for Ubuntu. You will have to install a special addon for the kernel to enable that capability. Here are the steps

  • Download the deb file for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from this link here  and install it via cli or software centre: 

   sudo dpkg -i oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms_0.20140829~ubuntu14.04.1_all.deb 

       sudo alsa force-reload 
  • After that, select HDMI from the sound menu as shown below (for me this
    option appeared only after installing the above mentioned package)
  • Important : Once finished, before disconnecting the HDMI cable, make sure to change the output back to speakers as Google Chrome seems to lose sound output if you don’t

Sayantan Das

Sayantan is a DevOps Consultant by the day and works mainly with Ansible and Linux . He is a AWS - SA and RedHat Certified Engineer . He loves to tinker with Linux systems .

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