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6 files changed, 29 insertions, 91 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
index 936699e4f04..8c16d50f6cb 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
@@ -860,7 +860,8 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
[Multiple options for each card instance]
model - force the model name
- position_fix - Fix DMA pointer (0 = auto, 1 = use LPIB, 2 = POSBUF)
+ position_fix - Fix DMA pointer (0 = auto, 1 = use LPIB, 2 = POSBUF,
+ 3 = VIACOMBO, 4 = COMBO)
probe_mask - Bitmask to probe codecs (default = -1, meaning all slots)
When the bit 8 (0x100) is set, the lower 8 bits are used
as the "fixed" codec slots; i.e. the driver probes the
@@ -925,6 +926,11 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
(Usually SD_LPIB register is more accurate than the
position buffer.)
+ position_fix=3 is specific to VIA devices. The position
+ of the capture stream is checked from both LPIB and POSBUF
+ values. position_fix=4 is a combination mode, using LPIB
+ for playback and POSBUF for capture.
NB: If you get many "azx_get_response timeout" messages at
loading, it's likely a problem of interrupts (e.g. ACPI irq
routing). Try to boot with options like "pci=noacpi". Also, you
@@ -1588,7 +1594,7 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
Module supports autoprobe a chip.
- Note: the driver may have problems regarding endianess.
+ Note: the driver may have problems regarding endianness.
The power-management is supported.
@@ -2038,7 +2044,7 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
Install the necessary firmware files in alsa-firmware package.
When no hotplug fw loader is available, you need to load the
firmware via vxloader utility in alsa-tools package. To invoke
- vxloader automatically, add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf
+ vxloader automatically, add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
install snd-vx222 /sbin/modprobe --first-time -i snd-vx222 && /usr/bin/vxloader
@@ -2162,10 +2168,10 @@ corresponds to the card index of ALSA. Usually, define this
as the same card module.
An example configuration for a single emu10k1 card is like below:
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
The available number of auto-loaded sound cards depends on the module
option "cards_limit" of snd module. As default it's set to 1.
@@ -2178,7 +2184,7 @@ cards is kept consistent.
An example configuration for two sound cards is like below:
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
# ALSA portion
options snd cards_limit=2
alias snd-card-0 snd-interwave
@@ -2188,7 +2194,7 @@ options snd-ens1371 index=1
# OSS/Free portion
alias sound-slot-0 snd-interwave
alias sound-slot-1 snd-ens1371
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
In this example, the interwave card is always loaded as the first card
(index 0) and ens1371 as the second (index 1).
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt
index a4c53d8961e..654dd3b694a 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt
@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ The parameter can be given:
# modprobe snd-usb-audio index=1 device_setup=0x09
* Or while configuring the modules options in your modules configuration file
- - For Fedora distributions, edit the /etc/modprobe.conf file:
+ (tipically a .conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
alias snd-card-1 snd-usb-audio
options snd-usb-audio index=1 device_setup=0x09
@@ -253,7 +253,7 @@ CAUTION when initializing the device
- first turn off the device
- de-register the snd-usb-audio module (modprobe -r)
- change the device_setup parameter by changing the device_setup
- option in /etc/modprobe.conf
+ option in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
- turn on the device
* A workaround for this last issue has been applied to kernel 2.6.23, but it may not
be enough to ensure the 'stability' of the device initialization.
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio-Models.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio-Models.txt
index c8c54544abc..03f7897c641 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio-Models.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio-Models.txt
@@ -8,37 +8,10 @@ ALC880
5stack-digout 5-jack in back, 2-jack in front, a SPDIF out
6stack 6-jack in back, 2-jack in front
6stack-digout 6-jack with a SPDIF out
- w810 3-jack
- z71v 3-jack (HP shared SPDIF)
- asus 3-jack (ASUS Mobo)
- asus-w1v ASUS W1V
- asus-dig ASUS with SPDIF out
- asus-dig2 ASUS with SPDIF out (using GPIO2)
- uniwill 3-jack
- fujitsu Fujitsu Laptops (Pi1536)
- F1734 2-jack
- lg LG laptop (m1 express dual)
- lg-lw LG LW20/LW25 laptop
- tcl TCL S700
- clevo Clevo laptops (m520G, m665n)
- medion Medion Rim 2150
- test for testing/debugging purpose, almost all controls can be
- adjusted. Appearing only when compiled with
- auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)
- fujitsu Fujitsu S7020
- acer Acer TravelMate
- will Will laptops (PB V7900)
- replacer Replacer 672V
- favorit100 Maxdata Favorit 100XS
- basic fixed pin assignment (old default model)
- test for testing/debugging purpose, almost all controls can
- adjusted. Appearing only when compiled with
- auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)
+ N/A
@@ -70,55 +43,9 @@ ALC680
- 3stack-dig 3-jack with SPDIF I/O
- 6stack-dig 6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O
- arima Arima W820Di1
- targa Targa T8, MSI-1049 T8
- asus-a7j ASUS A7J
- asus-a7m ASUS A7M
- macpro MacPro support
- mb5 Macbook 5,1
- macmini3 Macmini 3,1
- mba21 Macbook Air 2,1
- mbp3 Macbook Pro rev3
- imac24 iMac 24'' with jack detection
- imac91 iMac 9,1
- w2jc ASUS W2JC
- 3stack-2ch-dig 3-jack with SPDIF I/O (ALC883)
- alc883-6stack-dig 6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O (ALC883)
- 3stack-6ch 3-jack 6-channel
- 3stack-6ch-dig 3-jack 6-channel with SPDIF I/O
- 6stack-dig-demo 6-jack digital for Intel demo board
- acer Acer laptops (Travelmate 3012WTMi, Aspire 5600, etc)
- acer-aspire Acer Aspire 9810
- acer-aspire-4930g Acer Aspire 4930G
- acer-aspire-6530g Acer Aspire 6530G
- acer-aspire-7730g Acer Aspire 7730G
- acer-aspire-8930g Acer Aspire 8930G
- medion Medion Laptops
- targa-dig Targa/MSI
- targa-2ch-dig Targa/MSI with 2-channel
- targa-8ch-dig Targa/MSI with 8-channel (MSI GX620)
- laptop-eapd 3-jack with SPDIF I/O and EAPD (Clevo M540JE, M550JE)
- lenovo-101e Lenovo 101E
- lenovo-nb0763 Lenovo NB0763
- lenovo-ms7195-dig Lenovo MS7195
- lenovo-sky Lenovo Sky
- haier-w66 Haier W66
- 3stack-hp HP machines with 3stack (Lucknow, Samba boards)
- 6stack-dell Dell machines with 6stack (Inspiron 530)
- mitac Mitac 8252D
- clevo-m540r Clevo M540R (6ch + digital)
- clevo-m720 Clevo M720 laptop series
- fujitsu-pi2515 Fujitsu AMILO Pi2515
- fujitsu-xa3530 Fujitsu AMILO XA3530
- 3stack-6ch-intel Intel DG33* boards
- intel-alc889a Intel IbexPeak with ALC889A
- intel-x58 Intel DX58 with ALC889
- asus-p5q ASUS P5Q-EM boards
- mb31 MacBook 3,1
- sony-vaio-tt Sony VAIO TT
- auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)
+ acer-aspire-4930g Acer Aspire 4930G/5930G/6530G/6930G/7730G
+ acer-aspire-8930g Acer Aspire 8330G/6935G
+ acer-aspire Acer Aspire others
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt
index 91fee3b45fb..7813c06a5c7 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/HD-Audio.txt
@@ -59,7 +59,12 @@ a case, you can change the default method via `position_fix` option.
`position_fix=1` means to use LPIB method explicitly.
`position_fix=2` means to use the position-buffer.
`position_fix=3` means to use a combination of both methods, needed
-for some VIA and ATI controllers. 0 is the default value for all other
+for some VIA controllers. The capture stream position is corrected
+by comparing both LPIB and position-buffer values.
+`position_fix=4` is another combination available for all controllers,
+and uses LPIB for the playback and the position-buffer for the capture
+0 is the default value for all other
controllers, the automatic check and fallback to LPIB as described in
the above. If you get a problem of repeated sounds, this option might
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt
index ef42c44fa1f..4ee35b4fbe4 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt
@@ -76,9 +76,9 @@ FIRMWARE
when CONFIG_FW_LOADER is set. The mixartloader is necessary only
for older versions or when you build the driver into kernel.]
-For loading the firmware automatically after the module is loaded, use
-the post-install command. For example, add the following entry to
-/etc/modprobe.conf for miXart driver:
+For loading the firmware automatically after the module is loaded, use a
+install command. For example, add the following entry to
+/etc/modprobe.d/mixart.conf for miXart driver:
install snd-mixart /sbin/modprobe --first-time -i snd-mixart && \
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt
index 022aaeb0e9d..152ca2a3f1b 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ the card number and the minor unit number. Usually you don't have to
define these aliases by yourself.
Only necessary step for auto-loading of OSS modules is to define the
-card alias in /etc/modprobe.conf, such as
+card alias in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf, such as
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1