[alsa-devel] PC Beep or PC Speaker or just Beep? and HDA Beep code...
tiwai at suse.de
Thu Nov 12 13:13:00 CET 2009
At Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:44:17 +0100 (CET),
Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > At Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:24:27 +0100 (CET),
> > Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> >> On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> >>> At Thu, 12 Nov 2009 12:06:57 +0100 (CET),
> >>> Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> >>>> On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> >>>>> IOW, I'm fine with an additional implementation for the dynamic beep
> >>>>> on/off. But, the mixer interface doesn't look like the best interface
> >>>>> to me.
> >>>> I would prefer something which is comfortable for user. The module
> >>>> parameter or sysfs file is not a good way to explain users how they can
> >>>> change the beep behaviour.
> >>> A module parameter would be easy enough for most users who really care
> >>> things like beep :)
> >> Nope. You expect that all users knows how to change module parameters. I'm
> >> sorry, but I'm lazy to explain in bugzilla many times, how to change the
> >> kernel module parameter (it's enough to explain model= for HDA). But 'turn
> >> off "Beep" in alsamixer or any ALSA-aware mixer app' is quite shorther and
> >> intuitive.
> > But because of this "easy-to-use", the switch can be soo easily
> > changed unintentionally. So, we are speaking roughly the same thing
> > of both good and bad sides.
> > And here I'm more concerned about the bad side than the good side.
> Ok, take another look:
> If you have an USB input device (mouse for example), how you can force the
> user to not plug in / plug out the device to USB port?
This is a different issue. It's the physical connection, and the system
explicitly allows the hotplugging.
Or, a different aspect: suppose you don't want to use USB mouse but
only PS/2 mouse. How would you suggest? You blame kernel or X that
it doesn't provide the one-click solution to suppress the USB mouse?
> With my latest
> change postponing the input device unregistration, the code is quite
> robust and even keyboard repeat should not make much hassle, because the
> input device will not be quickly unregistered in this case.
I see it but still I'm not convinced by this dynamic registration.
The input layer registration is escalated to sysfs, which is parsed by
udev, whatever... It's no more only the thing inside the kernel.
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