[ltp] Re: Anyone played with an X240 yet?

Theodore Ts'o linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:44:46 -0500

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:44:28AM +0100, Jochen Spieker wrote:
> What about the audio quality issue? The description leaves the
> impression that 100% of linux users are affected. What I don't
> understand is whether this issue only affects the speakers or headphone
> output as well.

The claim from people who have reported the problem is that it only
affects the speakers, because it's something about the speaker design
that requires software to compenste.

I have to say that I haven't noticed any significant audio problems on
my T540p.  On the other hand, I've never understood the people who
insist that $100,000 Electrostatic Speakers are worth it; I've never
been able to hear the difference between those and lesser speaker,
myself.  :-)

My only major problem related to audio is that Linux isn't properly
dealing with the external speaker jack output when the laptop is
docked.  I can use the internal speakers just fine, but if I plug
anything into either the jack on the dock, or on the laptop, the
built-in speakers go silent, and nothing comes out of the external
headphone/speaker jack.


						- Ted