[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] alsa-mixer: Add "Line Out Jack" to analog-output.conf

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Fri May 17 06:52:19 PDT 2013

On 05/17/2013 11:28 AM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-05-17 at 11:24 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
>> On 05/17/2013 11:14 AM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2013-05-16 at 11:04 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
>>>> A stationary computer usually has headphone jack(s) and line out jacks.
>>>> In some cases analog-output.conf will be a subset of
>>>> analog-output-headphones.conf, causing line outs to be unusable (because
>>>> headphones are unplugged).
>>>> This late in the cycle, this was the safest way I could think of to try
>>>> to fix this for a particular computer. In later versions of PulseAudio
>>>> we could consider making a dedicated line out path instead, and have
>>>> proper jack detection there.
>>> A line out path sounds desirable indeed. Would you be willing to
>>> implement that right away for the next branch?
>> I could do that, but to avoid losing focus on that we have a frozen
>> version that needs releasing, I'd prefer pushing this one to both
>> branches and then working on that once 4.0 is released.
> I'm fine with pushing the patch to both branches.

Ok, pushed.

> What I don't like so
> much is that the proper fix is left to be done "sometime later". There's
> no need to wait for 4.0 before the fix can be done in the next branch.

Fair point, but I still think 4.0 is more important than "next", which 
is why I've spend today testing 4.0, rather than writing patches for "next".

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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