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[Bug 1169143] Re: Headset support on some Dell machines


Hello David, or anyone else affected,

Accepted pulseaudio into precise-proposed. The package will build now
and be available at
http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/1:1.1-0ubuntu15.4 in a
few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package.  See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed.  Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug,
mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag
from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the
bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
verification-failed.  In either case, details of your testing will help
us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification .  Thank you in

** Changed in: pulseaudio (Ubuntu Precise)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Committed

** Tags added: verification-needed

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  Headset support on some Dell machines

Status in HWE Next Project:
  In Progress
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “pulseaudio” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “pulseaudio” source package in Precise:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  [SRU Justification]
  Several new hardware has either headset jacks or headphone-or-mic jacks, where the system cannot detect what has been plugged in. E g, for such a headset jack you can either plug in a headphone or a headset, but since the system cannot tell which one it is, you have to manually tell the system whether you want to use the internal or external mic.
  In the case of a headphone-or-mic jack, you can have the jack functioning as either a headphone or a mic, but not as a headset.

  Without this patch, PulseAudio would not detect the jack correctly,
  and not making all options available to the user.

  [Regression Potential] is very low: this only affects machines with
  the specific name "Headphone Mic Jack" or "Headset Mic Jack", which
  started to appear for a few machines in the 3.5 kernel. People who are
  running 12.04.0 or 12.04.1 will be unaffected. More machines are
  coming in the 3.10 kernel, so this is also a preparation for making
  certification easier later on.

  [Test case] On an affected machine, plug in something into the jack.
  Then go to "Sound Settings" and note what options there are: e g, for
  a headset jack, you should be able to select both external and
  internal mic manually.

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