[LAU] mute laptop speakers with Intel HDA

Michael Baranov michael.baranov at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 11:08:36 EDT 2007

gnome at hawaii.rr.com wrote:
> The reason you see the options for "caller ID" and "off hook" is that
> the Intel HDA chipset also includes a modem. My laptop uses Intel HDA,
> and I'm used to the modem part showing up as if it were an audio device.
Yes, looks like you are right. But do those options have any real-life 

> The audio works on my laptop except for an inability to record from the
> mic input. Last I heard, ALSA was blaming the kernel, and kernel
> developers were blaming ALSA. Although I haven't tried it since my most
> recent kernel update.
How con the kernel be a problem since Alsa includes its own kernel modules?
I guess the kernel does not restrict the modules in working with the
hardware the way they need to.

And one more question: does anybody have speaker mute feature working on
ANY hardware? I never had it working neither on my laptops nor my
desktops. Maybe it's a missing feature, not a bug?

Michael Baranov

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