[alsa-devel] Fixing ALC269 the right way?

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Fri Jul 30 10:11:02 CEST 2010

At Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:37:33 +0200,
David Henningsson wrote:
> Here's what I try to fix by playing around with it in hda-emu, it seems
> like more than one thing is broken here, but let's start with playback.
> This machine has one internal speaker and one line-out. Codec proc file
> is attached.

Please give alsa-info.sh output instead.  It'll contain more
comprehensive information to analyze.

> Here's my analysis so far:
> 1) If there's one internal speaker and one line-out (rather than
> headphone-out), should the internal speaker auto-mute? What's standard
> practice?

It's just because the pin is a line-out, no headphone (in addition to
the bug below).
If the pin is declared as a headphone, the driver turns on the
auto-mute function.

> 2) There are two DAC nids, 0x02 and 0x03, but only 0x02 is used (i e
> activated on playback). But line-out is connected (via nid 0x0d) to DAC
> 0x03, so there is no sound on line-out.

Right, it's a missing check of the pin.  The pin 0x1b doesn't exist on
ALC268, so the parser (shared by both ALC268/269) ignored it.
The one-liner below fixes the problem.

> Should we try to activate DAC nid 0x03 or try to move line-out to DAC
> 0x02? And is either possible through just fiddling with pin_configs
> (which Takashi preferred), or should we add fixup verbs, or a completely
> new model? What would upstream prefer in this case?
> 3) Another strange thing is the controls, there is both Master Playback
> and Speaker Playback Volumes and Switches, but they both control
> Volume=0x02 and Switch=0x14, and setting one then getting the other
> returns the wrong result since they're not updating each other's cached
> values (I assume). So we should try to get rid of one of these, but how
> depends on the answer to question 1...




diff --git a/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c b/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
index 14ef383..60bb361 100644
--- a/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
+++ b/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
@@ -13124,6 +13124,7 @@ static int alc268_new_analog_output(struct alc_spec *spec, hda_nid_t nid,
 		dac = 0x02;
 	case 0x15:
+	case 0x1b:
 	case 0x21: /* ALC269vb has this pin, too */
 		dac = 0x03;

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