[PATCH 4.19 066/118] ALSA: hda/realtek - Fix speaker output regression on Thinkpad T570

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 11:03:32 EST

4.19-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@xxxxxxx>

commit 54947cd64c1b8290f64bb2958e343c07270e3a58 upstream.

We've got a regression report for some Thinkpad models (at least
T570s) which shows the too low speaker output volume. The bisection
leaded to the commit 61fcf8ece9b6 ("ALSA: hda/realtek - Enable Thinkpad
Dock device for ALC298 platform"), and it's basically adding the two
pin configurations for the dock, and looks harmless.

The real culprit seems, though, that the DAC assignment for the
speaker pin is implicitly assumed on these devices, i.e. pin NID 0x14
to be coupled with DAC NID 0x03. When more pins are configured by the
commit above, the auto-parser changes the DAC assignment, and this
resulted in the regression.

As a workaround, just provide the fixed pin / DAC mapping table for
this Thinkpad fixup function. It's no generic solution, but the
problem itself is pretty much device-specific, so must be good

Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1554304
Fixes: 61fcf8ece9b6 ("ALSA: hda/realtek - Enable Thinkpad Dock device for ALC298 platform")
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-and-tested-by: Jeremy Cline <jcline@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c | 9 +++++++++
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

--- a/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
+++ b/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c
@@ -4988,9 +4988,18 @@ static void alc_fixup_tpt470_dock(struct
{ 0x19, 0x21a11010 }, /* dock mic */
{ }
+ /* Assure the speaker pin to be coupled with DAC NID 0x03; otherwise
+ * the speaker output becomes too low by some reason on Thinkpads with
+ * ALC298 codec
+ */
+ 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) {