[alsa-devel] No sound from internal speaker on 2013 Macbook Air 6, 1

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Sep 9 11:03:22 CEST 2013

At Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:01:41 +1000,
Ian Munsie wrote:
> Hi Raymond,
> On 26 August 2013 11:55, Raymond Yau <superquad.vortex2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound.git/plain/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt
> >
> >  have you try those gpio ?
> Thanks for the pointer - I finally got around to trying this (it's not
> my primary box) and was able to get the speaker to work by enabling
> GPIO 0 as an output with data=1 (i.e. I selected out-dir, enable and
> data in hda-analyzer).
> I noticed that the GPIO settings would clear when I stopped playing
> sound though, so I currently have to run the python script generated
> by hda-analyzer every time I want to play a sound through the speaker.
> I also noticed that I had to manually set data=0 to turn the speaker
> off if I plugged in the headphones.
> What is the next step in fixing this properly? I've been meaning to
> look through the hda code to figure out how these kind of quirks are
> supposed to be handled, but haven't got around to that yet.

Please give alsa-info.sh output, then we'll provide some trivial test
patches.  At best, run alsa-info.sh with --no-upload option and attach
the output.

> > or specify hints primary_hp = false
> That did nothing by itself, though come to think of it I didn't try it
> in combination with the GPIO settings.
> > it is strange that driver select amp at pin complex of headphone as
> > headphone volume control instead of amp at audio output ( the number of step
> > and dB range of headphone and speaker is different )
> >
> > you may need to change the logic of look_for_out_vol_nid()  in hda_generic.c
> Hmm, the volume control seemed to be working for me with both speakers
> & headphones, but I didn't check which control it was actually
> changing.
> > you may need cs4208 datasheet if the codec need vendor coefff
> >
> > why virtual master did not warn when the dB range and number of step in
> > slaves controls are different ?
> Is that something I need to be concerned about? Where should that
> warning have appeared?

If GPIO does fix the issue, that's all what we need.


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