[alsa-devel] Plumbers: Please split audio topics into separate sessions

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Tue Aug 7 16:04:04 CEST 2012

At Tue, 7 Aug 2012 14:57:36 +0100,
Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 01:26:37PM +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
> > On 08/07/2012 01:15 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> > >Isn't this a fairly simple Pulse/distro issue?
> > PulseAudio - no, because PulseAudio does not control *all* volumes.
> > They're partially overlapping, but not completely.
> Oh, that's very surprising - my understanding had been that PulseAudio
> was essentially just ignoring the configuration it got on startup.  Is
> there any great reason not to subsume the functionality currently done
> using alsactl?

Well, you can't know all subtle controls exactly.  For example, what
PA should do for a control like "Never Turn Off This Capture Switch"?
It can be included in a card-specific database PA holds, but if it's
not there (suppose it's a shiny new driver), the safest way is to
leave it as is.


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