As I use the laptop I get a clicking sound coming from the speaker.
It is one short click every 2-3 seconds and just won't go away.
Altering the volume makes no different to the volume of the clicking.
It happens whether I am running applications or with an empty desktop.
Only noticed it happening today and there were a few updates yesterday, amongst them a kernel update.
This only happens when running ubuntu, no clicking in Windows 7 or Chromium OS.
Laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742G
According to lshw:
I'm at my wits end with this!
description: Audio device
product: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1b
bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:43 memory:b4400000-b4403fff