[alsa-devel] Acer Ferrari 5000

Russ Dill russ.dill at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 14:36:06 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 5:51 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> At Mon, 23 Mar 2009 04:54:34 -0700,
> Russ Dill wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 3:54 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
>> > At Sat, 21 Mar 2009 22:23:15 -0700,
>> > Russ Dill wrote:
>> >>
>> >> GIven the recent changes in gnome land (pulseaudio), I'd like to be
>> >> able to get alsa support for my hardware fixed up. My biggest
>> >> annoyance right now is that when I plug headphones in, it doesn't mute
>> >> the speakers. Another issue I have is that I'd like to have support
>> >> for audio out on HDMI (which is supported by Vista). On with the show.
>> >
>> > Try the later version of alsa-driver or kernel, and pass model=auto.
>> > As default model=acer is chosen for ALC883 with Acer vendor SSID,
>> > and it's known that it doesn't match with the recent Acer laptops
>> > at all.  The BIOS auto-parsing mode would work better recently.
>> I still get dmesg errors (audio does play though):
>> [229513.339812] hda-intel: Invalid position buffer, using LPIB read
>> method instead.
>> [229513.436583] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card
>> #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
> These are no errors.  You can ignore for now.

ok, but the "azx_get_response timeout" ones seem to be as audio
glitches when the occur.

> Which alsa-driver are you using now?  At best, try the latest
> alsa-driver snapshot from
>    ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tiwai/snapshot/alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz
> or the sound git tree at
>    git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound-2.6.git

I'm currently using whatever comes in 2.6.28 with ubuntu. I'll try out
the git tree.

>> The Center mixer control now controls my left laptop speaker and the
>> LFE mixer control controls the right speaker. The Surround control
>> that used to control the laptop speakers now does nothing.
>> Attempting to MUTE the LFE channel, the audio skipped a bit and I got:
>> [229698.556044] hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to
>> polling mode: last cmd=0x10db0001
>> [229699.561017] hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to
>> single_cmd mode: last cmd=0x10db0001
>> My system just hung (likely due to wireless drivers) and I rebooted
>> and with model=auto again, the mixer controls are different. There is
>> no LFE or Center controls, but there is an added Headphone volume
>> control (which does nothing). Front controls the headphone volume,
>> nothing controls the speaker volume.
>> I've been unable to hear digital output (mplayer -ao alsa:device=iec958).
> The device is likely not "iec958" but "hdmi".

no such device exists with model=auto (or without setting model).

>> My laptop has an internal microphone, two internal speakers, a
>> headphone jack, a mic in jack, a line in jack, and digital audio out
>> via hdmi.
> And alsa-info output?  Use model=auto from now on.
> The default model (acer) doesn't work obviously for your laptop.

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