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SubjectRe: Regression: very quiet speakers on Thinkpad T570s
On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:51:33 +0100,
Jeremy Cline wrote:
>
> On 11/30/18 11:00 AM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:49:17 +0100,
> > Jeremy Cline wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Some folks have reported on the Fedora bug tracker[0] that the laptop
> >> speaker volume is very low on the Thinkpad T570 when running a kernel
> >> that includes commit 61fcf8ece9b6 ("ALSA: hda/realtek - Enable Thinkpad
> >> Dock device for ALC298 platform").
> >>
> >> alsa-info.sh from v4.15.4 (just before commit 61fcf8ece9b6 arrived in
> >> stable) and v4.19.4 with the issue present are attached to the bugzilla.
> >> I've also Cc'd Tim, who uploaded them and has the laptop in question.
> >>
> >> [0] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1554304
> >
> > Could you pinpoint which kernel version started showing the
> > regression, at least? The diffs are fairly wide between 4.15 and
> > 4.19.
>
> Ah, sorry for not being more clear. The regression appears to be
> introduced by commit 61fcf8ece9b6, which got backported to v4.15.5
> because it addressed a bug with the dock[0]. v4.19.4 with that commit
> reverted works, according to the bug reporter.
>
> [0] https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195161

OK, then this seems to be the change of DAC assignment.

Maybe the hardware has some implicit assumption of NID 0x03 bound with
the speaker pin. Below is a patch for fixing the pin / DAC mapping.
Please give it a try.


thanks,

Takashi

---
diff --git a/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c b/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
index 06f93032d0cc..50bc2e97d799 100644
--- a/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
+++ b/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
@@ -4988,9 +4988,14 @@ static void alc_fixup_tpt470_dock(struct hda_codec *codec,
{ 0x19, 0x21a11010 }, /* dock mic */
{ }
};
+ static hda_nid_t preferred_pairs[] = {
+ 0x14, 0x03, 0x17, 0x02, 0x21, 0x02,
+ 0
+ };
struct alc_spec *spec = codec->spec;

if (action == HDA_FIXUP_ACT_PRE_PROBE) {
+ spec->gen.preferred_dacs = preferred_pairs;
spec->parse_flags = HDA_PINCFG_NO_HP_FIXUP;
snd_hda_apply_pincfgs(codec, pincfgs);
} else if (action == HDA_FIXUP_ACT_INIT) {
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