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Re: [PATCH v3] thinkpad-acpi: Improve hardware volume controls

On Sat, 14 May 2011, Andrew Lutomirski wrote:
> I think that on Windows on everything older than X220, pressing mute
> unconditionally mutes the sound, so it's a nice way to tell the system
> "don't make noise, regardless of what current settings are."

Yay, so the thinkpads have been un-dumbeddown.  I love uplifting!

> The behavior I implemented reads the default from BIOS so that we do
> the right thing (or at least the thing that Lenovo intended) on all of

Does the BIOS have a setup "control" for the user to chose MUTE behaviour?

> Later on, maybe we could convince PulseAudio to notice the mixer we
> expose and do something even nicer (like show a hardware mute OSD).

*PLEASE* do.  I once talked with the ALSA guys about actually doing a
piggyback mixer control and attaching it to the HDA/AC97 mixer of the
internal soundcard, but it was not exactly easy or kosher to do that at that

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