[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] alsa-mixer: Add "Headset Playback|Capture" element

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Wed Mar 27 03:03:08 PDT 2013

On 03/27/2013 10:52 AM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-03-25 at 15:00 +0100, David Henningsson wrote:
>> Found on Logitech B530 USB Headset / kernel 3.8. Because we don't
>> have different path for headset and headphone today, just add
>> Headset to the existing headphone path.
> Wouldn't it be better to have a headset path for output too, at least so
> that the UI can show a more accurate description of the device? This
> might be useful for automatic routing too, if the path configuration
> would set the device.form_factor property.

In 99% of all cases, a headset has a "Headphone" control. A "Headset" 
control is really the exception. And given the HDA specification that is 
unlikely to change in the near future.

As such, I think the extra path is not worth the cost.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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