[PlanetCCRMA] Sound on laptop docking station

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Feb 18 19:44:18 PST 2009

On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 22:02 -0500, William M. Quarles wrote:
> Does anybody know which software component might be responsible for this 
> kind of switching (e.g. kernel, ALSA stuff, jack stuff, etc.) so that I 
> might be able to submit a Bugzilla feature request somewhere?

I imagine it would be the job of alsa to autoswitch to the proper
outputs (just as it does when you insert a headphone into the headphone
jack). But maybe not alsa alone, I think there are (acpi?) events
generated on dock insertion... don't know who would take care of
servicing them. 

-- Fernando

> Rui Tiago Cação Matos wrote:
> > This also happens on my Latitude D630. Sound isn't routed to the dock
> > station as you say.
> > 
> > Rui
> > 
> > 
> > On 18/02/2009, William M. Quarles <walrus at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >> Hey all,
> >>
> >> Does anybody out there on these three lists know how to get Fedora to
> >> reroute the sound from my laptop's speakers to the line out on the
> >> docking station to which the laptop is connected? I'm using a Dell
> >> Latitude C640 with a Dell C Dock II. The other outputs are software
> >> activated usually, but the signals still come from the laptop's
> >> integrated sound card (i.e. there is no actual sound hardware installed
> >> in the docking station).
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> William

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