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    Realtek No Sound


    I have a Dell mini desktop computer with an Intel I7 processor. I have installed Linux Mint 18.1 on it (clean install). It has a Display Port plug and I have install a DisplayPort Adapter to HDMI cord to a large monitor. The picture is great but I am not getting any sound via the cable. Review of the hardware indicate a Realtek audio card. I am not getting any sound through the earphone jacks either. I have installed, reinstalled and reloaded the Alsa and Pulse programs with no luck. Volume is up and nothing is muted. I have read that there is an issue with Intel boards and Realtek sound working in Linux. I have tried to load the updated Realtek drivers through the terminal with no luck.
    Has anyone come across a solution to an issue like this?
    Other solutions?
    What if I installed an HDMI card in the computer and went straight HDMI to HDMI? Does the Realtek even mess this option up?
    Any help would be great!

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    Code:
    aplay -L
    Is it listed?

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    Here is the list.

    Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server
    null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
    pulse
    PulseAudio Sound Server
    sysdefault:CARD=MID
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    Default Audio Device
    front:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    Front speakers
    surround21:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
    surround40:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
    surround41:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    surround50:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
    surround51:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    surround71:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
    dmix:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    Direct sample mixing device
    dsnoop:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    Direct sample snooping device
    hw:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
    plughw:CARD=MID,DEV=0
    HDA Intel MID, ALC269VB Analog
    Hardware device with all software conversions

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    My guess would be the display port to HDMI adapter's to blame. Has it worked under any other OS? Did you check to see in alternative or "non-free" (as in proprietary, not that they cost money) drivers exist? See if you can download a driver pack for your distro directly from Realtek or your motherboard manufacturer.

    I have a very similar chipset and it worked OoB with Debian. But I have had adapters that wouldn't let sound through so that would be my guess unless you know for sure the adapter is good.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

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