[alsa-devel] PC Beep or PC Speaker or just Beep? and HDA Beep code...

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Wed Nov 4 09:21:10 CET 2009

At Tue, 3 Nov 2009 15:55:23 +0100 (CET),
Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> >>  	I think that the original purpose of PC Speaker is a beep
> >> generator. Also, many SoC platforms use AC97 codecs, so removing
> >> abbreviation PC might make sense. It would be probably best to change all
> >> control names in drivers to 'Beep'. Comments?
> >
> > Yes, I agree to rename all to Beep.  The word "PC Speaker" has been
> > always confusing.
> Patch is here:
> http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-kernel.git;a=commitdiff;h=d2f1919956dbabd17afbc3a236b758f49f6c0658
> I only don't know details about MAC (ppc) drivers. The "PC Speaker" 
> controls are for beep generator or for full featured build-in internal 
> speakers? I would propose to use "Internal Speaker" name for full featured 
> outputs.

So far, most of HD-audio driver uses "Speaker Playback Volume" since
"Internal Speaker" is too long and can't be shown well in alsamixer,
for example.


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