[alsa-devel] [PATCH 0/2] add sysfs for acpi interfaces of thinkpad hardware mute

Matthew Garrett matthew.garrett at nebula.com
Wed Aug 14 22:38:53 CEST 2013

On Wed, 2013-08-14 at 22:36 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:

> Imagine you're a non-technical user, who has never heard the words
> "compromised userspace". You connect your headset where it fits (or
> cordless), and then select the headset in sound settings (if it didn't
> get selected for you when you plugged it in). You're on a VOIP call and
> press the mic mute hotkey. Which mic did you expect to mute? The
> selected one. On the mic mute hotkey button, there is also a LED. You
> expect it to lit, because you muted the mic that you currently care
> about, i e, the selected one.

The user hit the mute key. Why would they expect *anything* to be

Matthew Garrett <matthew.garrett at nebula.com>

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