State of the ALSA sound scenarios/state files

thomasg thomas at
Wed Apr 16 09:18:23 CEST 2008

I can just confirm this - I tried it, but I don't ever want to do that to my
opponent again.
It's barley possible to have a conversion, because it's low on both sides
and the person on the other side of the line will have some ugly noise. I
also played a bit with the alsamixer-settings, but I couldn't get a good

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 8:43 AM, Holger Freyther <zecke at> wrote:

> Hey,
> I wondered what area of responsibility the ALSA state files are in, and
> what
> we plan to do with them.
> From my testing and experience:
>        gsmhandset.state:
>                - Works for doing phone calls
>                - People will not enjoy the conversation with you (at least
> mickeyl didn't.)
>                - e.g. reducing "Mono" (as in alsamixer), reduces the ugly
> noise on the
>                  other side, but also reduces the volume.
>        gsmheadset.state:
>                - Barely working. It is almost impossible to hear anything,
> the microphone
>                  does not seem to work at all.
>        gsmspeakerout.state:
>                - The pains of audio. I will make this the sound of my
> alarm clock, it has
>                  the potential to wake up the death. :)
> so does this experience match up with yours? Is there anything I can
> do/test
> to improve the situation? On the bright side, the Qtopia/X11 image does
> boot
> up, you can enter your SIM PIN and make phone calls. We have to make the
> audio experience as pleasant as possible now... :)
> kind regards
>        z.
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