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Re: kern/46927: audio(4) doesn't attache to HDMI hdaudio

The following reply was made to PR kern/46927; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/46927: audio(4) doesn't attache to HDMI hdaudio
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:41:43 +0000

 On Sat, Sep 08, 2012 at 10:40:01PM +0000, wrote:
  > hdafg1 at hdaudio0: Intel G45 HDMI
  > hdafg1: HDMI00 8ch: Digital Out [Jack]
  > Devices clearly supports audio and i can hear some hissing on the device's
  > speaker when the cable is plugged in, so speaker for HDMI on device works.
  > Onboard audio: audio0 at hdafg0: full duplex, playback, capture, independent
  > Sounds works fine through that device.
 As I recall this was intentionally disabled because a lot of video
 cards have a ~useless HDMI hdaudio on them, and without taking
 explicit precautions they tend to become the default audio device and
 then your sound stops working.
 There's probably a better way to detect those, but I haven't any idea
 what it is.
 David A. Holland

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