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Date:      Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:24:24 +0100
From:      Big Yuuta <init.py@gmail.com>
To:        Alexander Motin <mav@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: No sound from speaker, using Realtek ALC269 and snd_hda
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Hi Alexander,

No, that patch didn't do the trick for the simple reason that
my actual subid was 0x84371043 and not 0x1043837 -you spot my mistake? ;-)

So here's the one that finally got me sound with my Asus EeePC 1001px
on the internal speaker:


--- hdaa_patches.c
+++ hdaa_patches.c
@@ -541,6 +541,21 @@
 		if (w != NULL)
 			w->connsenable[0] = 0;
 		break;
+	case HDA_CODEC_ALC269:
+	/*
+	* ASUS EeePC 1001px has strange variant of ALC269 CODEC,
+	* that mutes speaker if unused mixer at NID 15 is muted.
+	* Probably CODEC incorrectly reports internal connections.
+	* Hide that muter from the driver.  There are several CODECs
+	* sharing this ID and I have not enough information about
+	* them to implement more universal solution.
+	*/
+		if (subid == 0x84371043) {
+			w = hdaa_widget_get(devinfo, 15);
+			if (w != NULL)
+				w->param.inamp_cap = 0;
+			}
+		break;
 	case HDA_CODEC_CX20582:
 	case HDA_CODEC_CX20583:
 	case HDA_CODEC_CX20584:


Now I can have a good nap thinking that somehow I contributed a
tiny little bit to my favorite OS.

Thank you so much, Alexander! Not only you helped me solve this problem that
I had for several months, but you also got me interested in FreeBSD's
internal code!



On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Alexander Motin <mav@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 31.10.2012 03:00, Big Yuuta wrote:
>>
>> Yes, actually I'm using  sysctl hw.snd.verbose=4 to understand
>> what's happening inside.
>>
>>  From my tests, it's not a sense redirection problem. Because, when
>> I unmute everything, and then I plug a headphone, the sound goes
>> to the headphone and the internal speaker is mutted, and when I unplug
>> it, the internal speaker gets the sound, and (nid 26: the headphone)
>> is mutted.
>>
>> So, anyway, I'm still debugging it and I found out that I don't have
>> to "unmute" everything, I just have to make sure that nid=15 is never
>> mutted.
>>
>> i.e. the test I wrote in my last email could be more precise like this:
>>
>> hdaa_audio_ctl_amp_set_internal(struct hdaa_devinfo *devinfo, nid_t nid,
>>                                          int index, int lmute, int rmute,
>>                                          int left, int right, int dir)
>> {
>>          uint16_t v = 0;
>>
>>      if(nid == 15){ //just don't mute nid15, and it works
>>             lmute = 0;
>>             rmute = 0;
>>       }
>>
>>
>> Strange thing is from my dmesg here: http://dpaste.com/818967/plain/
>> I thought that nid 15 wasn't used.
>>
>> hdaa0:             nid: 15 [DISABLED]
>> hdaa0:            Name: audio mixer
>> hdaa0:      Widget cap: 0x0020010a
>> hdaa0:       Input amp: 0x80000000
>> hdaa0:                  mute=1 step=0 size=0 offset=0
>> hdaa0:     connections: 2
>> hdaa0:           |
>> hdaa0:           + [DISABLED] <- nid=2 [audio output]
>> hdaa0:           + [DISABLED] <- nid=11 [audio mixer]
>>
>> Maybe it's disabled because others were disabled for other reasons?
>> I honestly don't grok the whole thing yet.
>
>
> The driver reports as disabled all parts of the CODEC that are unused in
> specific configuration. It is quite usual to have half of CODEC unused. To
> avoid unexpected effects driver mutes all disabled controls. According to
> information reported by CODEC, this mixer is really unused. I see no problem
> from the driver side there.
>
>
>> We, IMVHO, probably just should add a patch inside hdaa_patches.c
>> for this case:
>>
>>      case HDA_CODEC_ALC269:
>>          if (subid == 0x10438437){ //0x10438437 is my subsystem id.
>>                     w = hdaa_widget_get(devinfo, 15);
>>              if(w != NULL)
>>                   //some magic to unmute it ?
>>          }
>>          break;
>>
>> What do you think?
>
>
> I think Realtek engineers got crazy. They not only created several different
> CODECs sharing the same ID (my laptop also uses variant of ALC269, but it
> has no such problem), but also violated their own specs and information
> reported by CODEC. Patch below should hide problematic muter from the
> driver. Solution is far from perfect, but that is best I can propose without
> having more information. Please test it and report about results.
>
> --- hdaa_patches.c      (revision 242352)
> +++ hdaa_patches.c      (working copy)
> @@ -541,6 +541,21 @@ hdaa_patch(struct hdaa_devinfo *devinfo)
>                 if (w != NULL)
>                         w->connsenable[0] = 0;
>                 break;
> +       case HDA_CODEC_ALC269:
> +               /*
> +                * ASUS EeePC 1001px has strange variant of ALC269 CODEC,
> +                * that mutes speaker if unused mixer at NID 15 is muted.
> +                * Probably CODEC incorrectly reports internal connections.
> +                * Hide that muter from the driver.  There are several
> CODECs
> +                * sharing this ID and I have not enough information about
> +                * them to implement more universal solution.
> +                */
> +               if (subid == 0x10438437) {
> +                       w = hdaa_widget_get(devinfo, 15);
> +                       if (w != NULL)
> +                               w->param.inamp_cap = 0;
> +               }
> +               break;
>         case HDA_CODEC_CX20582:
>         case HDA_CODEC_CX20583:
>         case HDA_CODEC_CX20584:
>
>
> --
> Alexander Motin



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