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

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at herbesfolles.org
Mon Nov 7 23:45:40 CET 2011


Back to 3.0, the sound on my soundcard [1] started to be choppy, I
reported it [2] and it got fixed (thanks to Takashi Iwai!).

However, the story repeated with 3.1 (and probably 3.0.8 or before [3]):
I've got similar choppy sound again.

I bisected the few commits that happened on
sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c, and finally found the villain:

"8974bd51 ALSA: hda/realtek - Fix auto-mute with HP+LO configuration"

Reverting it from v3.1 fixes the problem.

master (94956ee) also suffers of the problem, but I couldn't test
without that commit because reverting it fails, too much changes happened.

Thanks for your attention, and if you need any extra information
(although many are already available in my previous report [2]) or
testing, please let me know.


[1] Realtek ALC889 on an MSI H55M-E33

[2] bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=635362,
(though I can't find my original message here)

[3] I first saw the problem in Debian's 3.0.0-6 which includes 3.0 up to
.8 -- but the debugging I did was on vanilla kernel from

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