support for jackSense feature in modern sound cards

Greg KH greg at
Sun Feb 10 19:11:56 UTC 2008

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 11:16:44PM +0530, Balaji Rao wrote:
> Hello people,
> How well is the jack sense feature in modern soundcards supported in the 
> kernel ? I opened up a few driver sources like hda-intel and found the 
> word 'jack sense' in some files, but i could not find it being used anywhere.
> Are there standard interfaces in kmix or equivalent software that use the jack 
> sense feature ? If not, wouldn't it be nice to have a standard interface to 
> expose this feature so that kmix and others could make use of in a device 
> independent way ?
> If yes, I would be more than happy to contribute to its development.

I would suggest asking this on the alsa developers mailing list, as they
would know much more about this, and would know about the common
interface to userspace.


greg k-h

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