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[Bug 1183125] Re: Haswell: Ensuring HDA codec pins refer to physical outputs


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  Haswell: Ensuring HDA codec pins refer to physical outputs

Status in intel:
  Fix Released
Status in System76:
  Fix Committed
Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
Status in linux source package in Quantal:
  Won't Fix
Status in linux source package in Raring:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  From David's email:


  The HDA driver assumes that a codec pin widget node always refers to the 
  same physical output. With Haswell, it seems like this is not guaranteed 
  to be true. I would like to see this fixed on the graphics side. If not, 
  I don't know how to work around it on the audio side.

  The problems that occur on the audio side are:

    1) Some BIOSes set default pin config. E g, if the machine has a 
  single HDMI out, it can set two of the codec pins to "not connected" and 
  let the third remain "jack". As a result, the HDA driver will ignore the 
  two codec pins and only enable the third. As such, HDMI audio will not 
  work correctly, unless it's the third codec pin that is connected to the 
  physical output.

    2) Saving and restoring mutes, volumes etc is done on a per-pin basis. 
  E g, imagine that a user has a dual monitor setup and always wants audio 
  output from the left side monitor, and keep the right side monitor 
  silent. If it is not reliable which codec pin refers to which physical 
  output, one day suddenly the sound might come out on the right side 
  monitor instead.

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