0x104d9069 needs LPIB quirk

Reported by Lauri Kainulainen on 2010-05-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
Daniel T Chen
linux (Ubuntu)
Steve Conklin

Bug Description

Listening to music (in this case via rhythmbox) results in stuttering sound. This happens once in a while (every 1min or so) on low load and increases when there is a lot of disk activity.

Using the driver version 2.6.32-22.201005210601 from audio-dev-ppa. Problem does not appear with the official lucid drivers in linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic ( I'm using the dev version for nvidia hdmi-support.

my alsa-info.sh output: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=b8502df177229c979aa475c0aaad0a02c2825b23

dmesg get's filled with these (not in accordance with stuttering):

[ 1761.476830] ALSA hda_intel.c:1666: azx_pcm_prepare: bufsize=0x10000, format=0x4011
[ 1761.476844] ALSA hda_codec.c:1158: hda_codec_setup_stream: NID=0x2, stream=0x5, channel=0, format=0x4011
[ 1761.493735] ALSA hda_codec.c:1158: hda_codec_setup_stream: NID=0x3, stream=0x5, channel=0, format=0x4011
[ 1761.513715] ALSA hda_intel.c:1666: azx_pcm_prepare: bufsize=0x10000, format=0x4011
[ 1761.513726] ALSA hda_codec.c:1158: hda_codec_setup_stream: NID=0x2, stream=0x5, channel=0, format=0x4011
[ 1761.533673] ALSA hda_codec.c:1158: hda_codec_setup_stream: NID=0x3, stream=0x5, channel=0, format=0x4011

Happy to debug further!

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

You really shouldn't file a bug against this version from the ppa, because it changes daily (well, used to, but the compile-failure is being fixed) and thus isn't useful. Also, it's an unofficial package unsupported by the platform team.

That said, did you add the position_fix=1 quirk?

Lauri Kainulainen (luopio) wrote :

ok. i was just wondering where the place to file bugs against the dev-version was but if there's none, then i'll refrain myself from posting in the future :)

my line in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf looks like this:
options snd-hda-intel model=auto position_fix=1

and it seems that the stutter is gone.


Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

If you keep position_fix=1, do you still need model=auto?

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
status: New → Incomplete
Lauri Kainulainen (luopio) wrote :

seems to work fine without model=auto

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2010-05-27
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
summary: - Stuttering sound on Intel HDA (5 Series)
+ 0x104d9069 needs LPIB quirk
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

The abovementioned fix is now upstream in kernel

Steve Conklin (sconklin) wrote :

SRU Justification

Impact: The upstream process for stable tree updates is quite similar in scope to the Ubuntu SRU process, e.g., each patch has to demonstrably fix a bug, and each patch is vetted by upstream by originating either directly from Linus' tree or in a minimally backported form of that patch.

The upstream stable patch set is now available and contains fixes for this problem. It should be included in the Ubuntu kernel as well.

Related commits in the Lucid git repo are:

4d6ddae ALSA: hda: Use LPIB for Sony VPCS11V9E

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → lucid-updates
Steve Conklin (sconklin) on 2010-08-31
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → lucid-updates
assignee: nobody → Steve Conklin (sconklin)
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu Lucid):
milestone: none → lucid-updates

Accepted linux into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

Can anybody affected by the bug please give feedback whether the current proposed kernel does resolve the issue? Thanks.

Lauri Kainulainen (luopio) wrote :

Did some testing:
0) checked that position_fix is disabled in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
1) uninstalled linux-alsa-driver-modules-2.6.32-22-generic (from audio-dev/ppa)
2) added lucid-proposed repo & updated
3) installed the new kernel provided
(... some messing about w/ custom nvidia drivers & rebooted ...)

  $ uname -a
  Linux harmaakarhu 2.6.32-25-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 1 09:46:13 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  $ dmesg | grep hda
  [ 23.134431] hda_intel: position_fix set to 1 for device 104d:9069
  [ 23.353925] hda_intel: Disable MSI for Nvidia chipset
  [ 23.353927] hda_intel: position_fix set to 1 for device 104d:9069
  [ 34.884710] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.

=> no sound (rhythmbox says it's playing, internal audio shows up in sound devices)

4) installed linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic & rebooted

  $ dmesg | grep hda
  [ 22.867468] hda_codec: ALC275: BIOS auto-probing.
  [ 22.868525] hda_codec: ALC275: no valid ADC found; using fallback 0x8
  [ 22.870616] hda_intel: Disable MSI for Nvidia chipset
  [ 34.256851] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #1. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
  [ 126.288578] hda-intel

=> sound works as it should

was this the correct way to test or should i do something else?

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Technically the bug report was never against Lucid's 2.6.32. However, can you verify that mixer controls are actually raised -- and that you're using the analog output -- with Lucid's proposed kernel?

Lauri Kainulainen (luopio) wrote :

yep. pcm and master both raised (only ones available), correct card selected (only one available) and on duplex (also tried just output).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.32-25.44

linux (2.6.32-25.44) lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * SAUCE: (no-up) Modularize vesafb -- fix initialization
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Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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