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No *speaker* when taking calls (Sailfish X) [duplicate]

asked 2017-10-12 22:26:43 +0300

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updated 2017-10-12 22:53:51 +0300

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I am not able to put the call on speaker when calling or taking calls. If I press the speaker it lights up but nothing else happends. Is this happening to anyone else?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by Direc
close date 2017-10-31 18:38:23.753959


I just finished a call and noted almost the same thing: the switch toggles, but speaker volume is hardly increased at all, enen at maximum volume. The tone, however, changes, so I think the audio routing works and the volume is the issue...

Direc ( 2017-10-12 23:13:23 +0300 )edit

I can activate it and it definitely does switch to the speaker mode - but the maximum volume is much lower than on the Jolla C. Filled an issue about that:

MartinK ( 2017-10-13 03:20:08 +0300 )edit

I noticed same

MJolla ( 2017-10-30 20:07:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-11-27 18:17:24 +0300

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updated 2017-11-28 00:24:21 +0300

Hi. I'm reposting this answer from the other issue opened by @MartinK :D

I also think this question is not duplicated: this one deals with speaker not switching on/off while the others complain about low speakerphone volume.

The speaker of my Xperia didn't switch on during a call when tapping the appropriate button. After the changes explained below it did switch on when required to do it (I can actually set the volume).

I think I solved this issue by manually editing as root the following file:

vi /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-output-speaker.conf

And then changing line 108, changing "switch = mute" to "switch = on" so that the [Element Speaker] section looks like this:

    [Element Speaker]
    required-any = any
    switch = on
    volume = merge
    override-map.1 = all
    override-map.2 = all-left,all-right

    [Element Desktop Speaker]

Please be careful while editing and make a backup copy of the original file. After this, you may reboot or restart pulseaudio service (as nemo user) with:

systemctl --user restart pulseaudio

and try to make a phone call with the speaker on.....


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Could you try if this produces an echo towards the other side (towards the caller)? I remember Jolla saying that the volume of the built-in speaker is currently reduced to prevent echos as the noise reduction mechanism is not yet fully functional in the Xperia X hardware adaption (apparently as well on AOSP). So I'm wondering if the external speaker is currently disabled due to the same reasons.

ghling ( 2017-11-28 09:22:00 +0300 )edit


I've been using it for a while without problems, but will give it a spin again and report back here ASAP. :D


UPDATE: After trying for a while I can certainly hear the echo (I'm on the other side of the communication). I think it can be mitigated by reducing the volume..... which is not very useful if you're willing to use the external loudspeaker. I also think the loudspeaker is disabled on purpose by Jolla instead of the volume reduced as they said. :D

I also didn't notice the echo at first because I use it to call to IVR machines and they usually can't complain about echo. :D

Pasko ( 2017-11-28 10:08:39 +0300 )edit

Thank you for checking. I suspect as well that Jolla disabled the feature due to the echo. Unfortunately it seems this is a hardware adaptation issue as it is present in AOSP as well, so Jolla can't really do much about it but hope that Sony will fix this.

ghling ( 2017-11-28 20:35:00 +0300 )edit

I edited the file as instructed, rebooted pulseaudio, and have now rebooted my phone a few times already, but it seems that the speaker is not enabled after all. At least I can't notice any difference in speaker volume...

Direc ( 2017-12-05 08:55:54 +0300 )edit

Hi @Direc

You may want to try the following steps and see if you notice the difference:

1.- Make a call (hopefully a free phone number, for instance to an 800-XXX number)

2.- When the call is established, activate the speaker in the phone app.

3.- Now, pump up the volume with the volume rocker.

4.- Finally disconnect/reconnect the speaker in the phone app to see if you notice the difference...

My guess is that the volume is adjusted 'online' that is: when the external speaker is active.

I hope this helps.

Best regards.

Pasko ( 2017-12-05 13:00:39 +0300 )edit

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