[alsa-devel] [hsw dp audio] Muting S/PDIF turns off DP

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Mar 24 10:09:22 CET 2014

At Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:31:17 +0100,
Daniel Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I've a bug here: when playing audio via the speakers of a monitor
> attached to a DisplayPort and I mute the corresponding S/PDIF (i.e. with
> alsamixer) then the monitor switches off into standby, unmuting the
> S/PDIF turns the monitor back on.
> When muting the S/PDIF while no audio is playing everything is fine.
> There's no audio daemon running and my ~/.asoundrc contains only:
>     pcm.!default {
>         type hw
>         card 0
>         device 3
>     }
> I've already filed a fdo bug report (drm/intel) for this as I thought it
> might be related to it:
>     Bug 75729 - [hsw dp audio] Muting S/PDIF turns off DP
>     https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75729
> Attached to this bug is a `alsa-info.log` too.
> As stated in the bug report it's not a showstopper for me, but obviously
> something seems to go wrong and maybe someone has an idea.

It's an issue of Haswell graphics side.  From the audio POV, it merely
turns on/off the IEC958 status bits in the HDMI audio codec.



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