OK, so I'm running 12.10 on a GA x79 ud3 mobo realtek 898
i7 3820
and have developed this weird sound issue, video seemed to be stuttering, so I looked at the sound section and it showed 3 audio devices: my speakers, an s/pdf output that shows up always when it's not in use in windows 7 to.
The third output device was the problem, first there are only 2 output devices then headphones analogue appears for a brief few milliseconds and then disappear repeating again and again causing stuttering in audio whenever it appears, when I plug a pair of headphones in the audio through them is fine, and it appears as 3 devices solid, but I can't seem to make the audio route to the speakers when the headphones are plugged in, and anyway I'd like to be able to unplug headphones from time to time
any suggestions?
sorry if this is in the wrong place