[alsa-devel] no front speaker sound with ALC262

Matthew R Hurne matt.hurne at versatile.com
Tue Mar 18 14:11:47 CET 2008

Tobin Davis wrote:
> Ok, it looks like it may be a couple of weeks out, but they are more
> than happy to get me a unit.  Their sales staff has been bugging for
> Linux support for 6 months apparently.
> In the mean time, if you can get me that output, I can at least start
> making a dent on this.  From the photo, it looks like you have a speaker
> jack (green) , line-in (blue), and mic (pink), plus speakers and mic
> built in?  I'll review the online documents again to be sure.
> Tobin

We put some pressure on Tangent to get Linux audio working, and the tech. support guys I spoke with were clearly clueless.  :-(

I have attached the relevant output from dmesg, and a new alsa-info.sh output.



> On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 15:50 -0400, Matthew R Hurne wrote:
>> Tobin Davis wrote:
>> > 
>> > On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 15:04 -0400, Matthew R Hurne wrote:
>> >> The *real* way (IMHO) to know which one you have is to look at the
>> >> model number printed on the mainboard inside the unit; in the U.S.,
>> >> the Crystal 945's mainboard is labeled MS-7290, while the Crystal
>> >> A410's mainboard is labeled MS-7341.
>> > 
>> > This info should also come up in the output from dmidecode.  Most
>> > motherboard vendors have that info etched in their bios.
>> Good call.  That's the first time I've heard of dmidecode, and I just tried it out on the A410.  Sure enough, I see 
>> ...
>> Base Board Information
>> 	Manufacturer: MSI
>> 	Product Name: MS-7341
>> ...
>> Bingo.
>> > At any rate, I have sent in the request for a demo unit.  We'll see if
>> > they contact me.  I have other systems with the same codec here at work,
>> > so I can do some reproduction (in my off time).
>> > 
>> > Most of my Alsa time is non-work related, so I have to squeeze it in
>> > where I can.
> -- Tobin Davis
> I want the presidency so bad I can already taste the hors d'oeuvres.

Matthew Hurne
Versatile Systems, Inc.
matthew.hurne at versatile.com
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