Thinkpad audio question

Jakub Lach jakub_lach at
Thu Sep 15 03:11:12 UTC 2011

It was mav (Alexander Motin), he proposed those hints
after I complained that sound stopped working after 
update. He wondered how I got sound to work
in the first place, with hints I had previously.

I don't think pushing those specific hints somewhere
would be so beneficial, subtle hardware revision could
change  pin associations. (e.g. Your friend's T500?)

I don't think man page is missing something, it's
verbose and exhaustive, with 4 examples of hints
for various purposes. (The truth is out there! heh.)

The problem is, most people don't want (or don't 
know they need) to swap line-out and speaker 
functions, to split headphones and mic to separate 
device etc. 

They do not know why default pinout is not working 
as it should, and what they should change.

They just want to have headphones and speakers
working as intended :)

But I'm afraid this can't be directly addressed, as
possibilities of default wrong pin associations are 

If you think otherwise you are free to submit PR 
as well :)

best regards, 
- Jakub Lach

PS. I suspected that If by chance my device.hints
will "just work", the "pedantic engineer" in 
you would be silenced somehow :P

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