Disable Nvidia HDMI sound under Linux

Sound under linux and KDE seems to able to get itself confused with its settings easily enough so their is no point adding to the confusion. I’m sure that HDMI is hugely useful to those that want it and use it but up to now I never have.
Among the issues I’ve noticed is that at seemingly random times the KDE mixer Kmix will revert to setting the Nvidia HDMI output as the master channel. Then I have to change it back which starts to get old fairly rapidly. Continue reading

Nvidia – Chromium Zombie processes Arch Linux fix

When using the the Nvidia blob the Chromium (and Chrome) browser leaves zombie processes behind causing the system to slow over time. This is apparently caused by nvidia threads forking  when according to POSIX specs they probably shouldn’t, and Chromium’s custom malloc  (tmalloc) not playing nicely with this out of spec behaviour whereas the glib malloc does cope with it !
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