[alsa-devel] Fwd: Dell Studio 14, internal mic
tiwai at suse.de
Fri Sep 18 08:17:11 CEST 2009
At Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:51:55 -0400,
Alistair Boyle wrote:
> 2009/9/17 Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de>:
> > At Thu, 17 Sep 2009 13:25:22 -0400,
> > Alistair Boyle wrote:
> >> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> >> > At Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:18:11 -0400,
> >> > Alistair Boyle wrote:
> >> ...
> >> >> 2. It should be the "capture" control that Skype or some other
> >> >> application should be twiddling to adjust recording volume
> >> >> automatically? Is it this control that should come first when they are
> >> >> enumerated, or is there some property that is missing from this
> >> >> control to tell the application which control to use? (ie: is there
> >> >> anything the alsa-driver does to help the application get this right?)
> >> >
> >> > The "Capture" volume is available. Skype should choose it as default.
> >> > Isn't it just the old saved setup that screws up?
> >> Clearing ~/.Skype and restarting gets the same behavior. Skype is
> >> playing the "front mic" control instead of "capture". I see a bunch of
> > Hm, then it's rather a problem of Skype.
> Okay. Thanks for all your help so far!
> >> >> 1. The "pc beep" is still making a bad buzz/crackling noise when an
> >> >> xterm beep occurs. There's also a new "speaker" control but it doesn't
> >> >> affect this behavior (unrelated?).
> >> > Hm, this is basically independent from my change, and I guess this is
> >> > a codec hardware issue.
> The last item was the "pc beep" thing. It looks like you're the guy to
> talk to about that too: is there any debugging I can do on my end to
> help sort that out? It looks from the log like there's some tricky
> business with getting the beep frequency right?
It's not clear from your description what is the actual problem,
i.e. whether it's a wrong HZ calculation or just the loudness.
It seems that the loudness is hard-coded and can't be softer.
But the frequency should be certainly fixable.
The frequency calculation is found in hda_beep.c.
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