Bug 596930 - speaker automatic muting not working / snd-hda-intel / ALC269 / ThinkPad SL510
Summary: speaker automatic muting not working / snd-hda-intel / ALC269 / ThinkPad SL510
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsa-lib
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jaroslav Kysela
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-27 19:08 UTC by Mikko Huhtala
Modified: 2011-06-27 16:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:49:53 UTC

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Description Mikko Huhtala 2010-05-27 19:08:34 UTC
Description of problem:

Sound plays from laptop speakers even when headphones are plugged in.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
Codec: Realtek ALC269

Expected results:

Automatic muting of the speakers when headphones are plugged in.

Additional info:

I tried passing each of the following to the kernel module with

options snd-hda-intel model=

   basic         Basic preset
   quanta        Quanta FL1
   eeepc-p703    ASUS Eeepc P703 P900A
   eeepc-p901    ASUS Eeepc P901 S101
   fujitsu       FSC Amilo
   lifebook      Fujitsu Lifebook S6420
   auto          auto-config reading BIOS (default)

None of them work on ThinkPad SL510. The 'lifebook' option will make the automute work correctly, but it kills the microphone entirely.

Comment 1 Chris Venker 2010-06-21 13:22:08 UTC
I have the same result, but unless Mikko, the option "lifebook" kills my overall sound (it had to be put in /etc/modprobe.d/dist-alsa.conf, or?)

As I read on some Gentoo-thread I tried a 2.6.34 kernel (2.6.34-43.fc13.x86_64, recompiled from source of 2.6.34-43.fc14.x86_64 obtained via koji) but it didn't help.

Kernel: kernel-
Alsalib: alsa-lib-1.0.23-1.fc13.x86_64

Over at Launchpad they have the same bug:

Maybe that info can help?

Comment 2 Mikko Huhtala 2010-06-28 06:47:42 UTC
Thanks for the link to the Launchpad bug. I read there about an easy workaround: the dedicated mute button to the left side of the ThinkPad's keyboard mutes the speakers but not the headphone line. I hadn't had the presence of mind to try this myself, and I installed Fedora on the machine on behalf of someone else, so I don't have the machine handy. A quick phone call confirmed that the mute button works perfectly in this case. The bug is still there on an up-to-date F13.

Comment 3 Michal Pomorski 2010-07-03 21:39:45 UTC
On my eeepc-901 the speakers dont get muted by the headphones either. It used to work in f11 and f12.
I added the line 'options snd-hda-intel model=eeepc-p901' to dist-alsa.conf with no effect.

alsactl init 0
Unknown hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC269" "HDA:10ec0269,1043831a,00100004" "0x1043" "0x831a"
Hardware is initialized using a guess method

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)

Comment 4 Michal Pomorski 2010-07-03 23:03:08 UTC
my alsa-info:


Comment 5 Michal Pomorski 2010-07-03 23:22:41 UTC
In my case setting the 'options' to 'model=auto' fixed the issue. You think this is a separate bug or eeepc-901?

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