[alsa-devel] [PATCH 2/3] ALSA: HDA: Rename "Front" to "Master Front" on ALC861VD and ALC887

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Nov 22 07:50:34 CET 2010

At Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:29:37 +0100,
David Henningsson wrote:
> Since "Front" controls headphones as well on these two codecs,
> they should be labeled "Master Front" in order to be handled correct
> by PulseAudio.

Well, "Front" doesn't mean the physical output but rather the output
channels.  So, it doesn't conflict with the fact that this control
actually changes all outputs, as long as the output jacks are of front
channels.  In that sense, even "Surround" is also a sort of Master

That being said, I'm not happy with this rename.  If any, we should
try to get rid of unnecessary front volume control.  But, just because
PA gets confused doesn't sound like a right reason.

Could you give the alsa-info.sh output for checking what mixer elements
are created?



> Signed-off-by: David Henningsson <david.henningsson at canonical.com>
> -- 
> David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.
> http://launchpad.net/~diwic

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