[alsa-devel] Fwd: Re: Realtek ALC889: HDA Intel and kernel 3.1 gives choppy sound (again)

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Wed Sep 18 20:57:57 CEST 2013

On 09/18/2013 07:00 PM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> TL;DR: OMG I'm an idiot, just forget about those mails.
> Le 16/09/2013 23:26, David Henningsson a écrit :
>> Btw, just a wild theory, because I'm really not a subject matter expert:
>> since this is a home-built computer (I assume), I wonder if this could
>> be a very hardware near problem - i e, is the cable to the front panel
>> chassi very close to something that gives out a lot of EMI disturbance
>> or something like that?
> You're a genius and I'm a total idiot.  I never though it could be it,
> but apparently I overlooked the AC'97 front panel connection chart for
> HDA pins.  Since I didn't check how I plugged it previously I won't be
> sure, but I'd think I did plug FP_RET_R to the SENSE_SEND pin -- which
> without a surprise leads to weird stuff.
> I'm terribly, terribly sorry for all the noise, and for wasting your
> time.  Sorry.

No worries, glad it worked out. Now at least we know where to point the
next person having these problems! ;-)

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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