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FS#9791 - No Mic recording under kernel 2.6.24 and alsa 1.0.15 in Acer 5610

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Juan Carlos Valero (eb3dgz) - Saturday, 08 March 2008, 20:29 GMT
Last edited by Greg (dolby) - Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 22:24 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture i686
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No

Details

Description:

No mic capture in Acer Aspire 5610 with kernel 2.6.24 and alsa 1.0.15.

lspci:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)

In dmesg I can see:

hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to polling mode: last cmd=0x00cb0000

Tested with:

options snd-hda-intel model=acer

in modprobe.conf without result.


Steps to reproduce:

Mic capture sound via headphones without trouble, but no capture in any program (audacity, Ekiga, etc). Playback works OK, only affected record.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Greg (dolby)
Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 22:24 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#10330 
Comment by Börje Holmberg (linfan) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 08:55 GMT
I also use the snd-hda-intel on my hp dv6744eo laptop with some atheros chip and I need to compile the alsa-driver-1.0.16 manually from http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page in order to get snd-hda-intel to work.

I wonder if it would be possible to get alsa updated.

In the meantime I insert the alsa-driver-1.0.16 into the kernel in the following way

$ ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel --with-sequencer=yes
$ make
# make install

After that I do the amixer and rest.

Regards
Comment by Börje Holmberg (linfan) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 10:32 GMT
One more thing to the above. After the make install, you will have to reboot. Then as user you do 'amixer set PCM 100 unmute' and 'amixer set Master 100 unmute' and run alsamixer and set your levels. Finish the setup as root by typing 'alsactl store'.

Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 13:42 GMT
this module always has isues and will be fixed probably upstream when the kernel bumps to next major version .25 or .26
Comment by Börje Holmberg (linfan) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 13:56 GMT
Ok. thanx - all alsa and gstreamer is marked outdated - don't you think that updating alsa-lib will automatically insert the hda-intel driver into /lib/modules?
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 09 March 2008, 13:57 GMT
no, alsa will bump when kernel alsa fits normal alsa-libs again, else it's a version mixup
Comment by Martin Schmidt (Blind) - Monday, 24 March 2008, 03:28 GMT
I know it doesn't matter, but I have the same problem.
Blind
Comment by Börje Holmberg (linfan) - Sunday, 30 March 2008, 09:27 GMT
the new alsa alsa-1.0.16 does not handle sounds correctly. I tried to rm the snd-intel-hda.ko and compile the driver myself as before, but some sounds still get stumped. I will try to downgrade kernel and compile the alsa-driver and see if it fixes the stumping of sound.
Comment by Shane Helms (punter) - Tuesday, 08 April 2008, 10:34 GMT
I have the Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02) audio card, with the SigmaTel STAC9228 chipset,
and the microphone does not work at all.

please observe http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=46552 for more details.
Comment by Börje Holmberg (linfan) - Monday, 28 April 2008, 14:30 GMT
I should have written before, but I forgot all about this post :) All is ok, now - I guess I just had some initial troubles at the time of the Gnome upgrade. Now all is working as it should with the alsa-driver-1.0.16.
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 28 April 2008, 20:32 GMT
i guess we can close this then right?
Comment by Börje Holmberg (linfan) - Monday, 28 April 2008, 20:49 GMT
Yes you can, for all that I care. I still manually compile the driver, so I can get it working till it breaks again :)
Comment by Shane Helms (punter) - Thursday, 01 May 2008, 14:44 GMT
this is ridiculous, what a waste of time.
i should have known that this is a bogus bug report at the first glance.

the intel audio chipset is present in dozens of laptops and it's not specific to the Acer Aspire 5610.
no mention of audio codec has been made in this bug what so ever,
and the error message (hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to polling mode: last cmd=0x00cb0000) is totally irrelevant.
the bug report claims to have fixed this problem by fixing his Gnome upgrade?!!!

this erroneous and misleading bug report should be closed.
i'll open a new, correct, and REAL bug report.
Comment by Shane Helms (punter) - Thursday, 01 May 2008, 15:09 GMT
ALERT: this bug report is bogus.
please visit the following link if you've encountered a genuine problem with your mic recording.
http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10330

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