I was having some issues with Skype (it gives me a "problem with audio playback" whenever I try to call someone) and a friend tried to look around on the Terminal to see what was up... he didn't find anything but now my speakers are constantly making static sound.
The only way I can turn them off is by going into the Volume Control and muting either the Master output or the Front output.
Alsamixer is not being very helpful because for some reasons it's only been displaying the Master output instead of all the outputs like it used to do before. (I think that particular change occurred when I followed the directions here in order to fix a sound bug with Flash.)
Here is info on my hardware:
Help would be greatly appreciated because the problem is awfully annoying.description: Audio device
product: SBx00 Azalia
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 14.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=64 module=snd_hda_intel