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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Single jack slot for multiple purposes Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I have this ASUS eee PC and it has only one jack slot. The idea is that the slot should be shared between headphones and microphone - system should either autodetect the device plugged in or let the user decide. My friend has the same model running windows 7 and everytime something is plugged in, there is a dialog box asking whether it's a microphone or headphones or whatever. My Gentoo linux always uses the slot for headphones, nomatter what I tried I wasn't able to record anything with any sort of device plugged in. So that's basically the problem.
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Sound is working fine, there is an integrated microphone, which also works fine, but that's not exactly what I want
Soundcard - HDA Intel
Chip - Realtek ALC269VB
Kernel has the right sound [/u]drivers compiled into it - kinda weird, should I recompile them as modules?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you're looking for an answer, which this is not (sorry), but that sounds like a really bad design. Inputs and outputs should always be separate connections.

Actually, I can directly answer your question: it doesn't matter whether you use in-kernel or modules. Per function, the result will be the same. However, I always encourage people to compile sound and video drivers as modules. This makes it easier to troubleshoot by providing the ability to load or unload modules without having to reboot.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked in alsamixer for a switch to toggle it between input/output?
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
Have you checked in alsamixer for a switch to toggle it between input/output?


ALSA can do that?
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've checked for such a thing in alsamixer, there wasn't. Any other ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
ALSA can do that?

It has a pretty weird range of software-controlled stuff and usually nowhere else to put it. I've got an old Vortex II that stuffs an entire graphic EQ (and its level monitors) into volume controls.

akeliukas wrote:
Any other ideas?

You'll probably get a better answer faster on the ALSA mailing lists. It's possible they just don't know about this hardware yet.
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