Post by Jimmy Johnson
Good news, at least for me. :)
Been having a major problem laptop HDMI video/audio to big screen smart
tv, audio drops and screen goes black while playing movie from laptop,
the problem is so bad I can just boot to desktop and the problem starts.
A fine config of the multimedia settings and using ufw firewall help,
but the problem persist, including using Slackware 14.2. The problem is
gone with Slackware Current. Debian Jessie with sysvinit don't have
this problem. All newer versions do, Debian, Devuan, Ubuntu and PCLOS
also have the problem, every system using Linux version 4.X have the
problem and I think the fix is in the newer Slack Kernel.
Thanks for listening and I hope this helps someone.
For those of you that wish to have a multimedia system to get HDMI audio
and video out of your computer and into a Smart TV..
I've done extensive testing using different laptops, I started with
Intel using Intel video, works fine with kernel v.2 and v.3, craps out
with v.4, that's when the black screens start with no audio or sometimes
just glitches and the sound of static.
Next I used AMD with radeon using the fglrx driver and no problems with
Next I used my main desktop, AMD with nvidia using the nvidia driver
with no problems with kernel v.2,3,4.
Next I used Intel laptop with Intel core cpu and radeon using the fglrx
driver and no problems with kernel v.2,3,4.
I've tested on Debian, Ubuntu, Devuan and Slackware with both Devuan and
Slackware having the lest problems, I figure Slackware and Devuan are
better configured and using a better choice of system options and packages.
Now the worst of the test, the Intel using Intel HD video is a powerful
Core i7 with 12GB RAM and I wanted to test it some more, but Linux is
Linux, so I pulled the hard drive and put in another and dedicated it
to BSD, I'm telling you that BSD has calmed the Intel down, it's so
freaking stable, it just sets there and does not do a damned thing
unless I want it to do something, but I have not figured out how to get
audio out of HDMI while using the BSD, the BSD video is stable, but
still working on getting audio.
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