[alsa-devel] [PATCH] ALSA: hda/realtek - Keep analog bypass muted on ALC892
thierry.reding at avionic-design.de
Thu Aug 9 09:51:28 CEST 2012
On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 09:33:43AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:18:48 +0200,
> Thierry Reding wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 09:02:10AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > > At Thu, 9 Aug 2012 08:47:19 +0200,
> > > Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Unmuting the analog bypass causes any input to be directly bypassed to
> > > > the outputs, which is usually not expected by the user.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding at avionic-design.de>
> > > > ---
> > > > Note that this patch could be generalized to include all codec variants
> > > > that have this second channel. As I don't have access to all the data
> > > > sheets I'll leave that decision up to somebody with more hardware
> > > > available.
> > >
> > > Hmm, are you really sure that this is exclusive switch between two?
> > > All Realtek codecs with this mixer widget mixes two sources up.
> > > Otherwise it must not be a "mixer" widget at all but it must be a
> > > "selector" widget.
> > It's not an exclusive switch. But the second input is the analog bypass
> > that basically takes the signal directly from the input path and routes
> > it to the output.
> Ah so you mean it as the analog loopback path.
> > > And I haven't received a bug report regarding this although ALC892 is
> > > no new chip and the auto-parser has been enabled for so long time.
> > I've seen this happen when feeding a signal into the CD-IN (NID 0x1c),
> > which is then directly routed to the output, so I actually hear that
> > signal at the output, even if there is no software loopback to capture
> > the input and play it back via the DAC.
> > This is probably not a very common use-case, so maybe nobody else has
> > come across it. Looking at the block diagram in the ALC892 datasheet
> > (page 5) clearly shows where the input of this second switch comes from.
> > I don't think this is intended to be unmuted by default, but only in
> > very special cases where you actually want to pass the analog input
> > signal directly to the output without going through the ADC and back out
> > the DAC.
> Each input has the analog loopback mixer switch (and off as default).
> Why it doesn't suffice?
I hadn't thought about that. I'll need to recheck if that solves the
issue that I was seeing.
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