Mint 12 KDE
Hopefully this is the last of my irritating sound problems but again I don't know where to start.
I am getting annoying clicks and pops from my speakers using SPDIF whenever I click, copy, paste, resize, open, close anything, it does not happen immediately there is a couple of seconds delay then a click and a pop then a crunch (2 or 3 clicks in rapid succession) sometimes the delay is longer but it sounds like the system is trying to indicate something and not finding the correct wav sound or sound config file (I guess). It also happen at random times when I don't click anything.
Using Phonon sound mixer, in the Audio setup I have a lot of options for various configurations such as, "HDA ATI SB, ALC667-VD (IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output)" and "HDA ATI SB (ALC887-VD Analog)" and "alsa", there are 20 in total. Changing the preference order does not make any difference and highlighting each one and clicking on the "Test" button produces the same series of clicks and pops before plaiyng the musical test notes.
When I used Analogue Stero Output and Pulse Audio, I never had this problem.
Has anyone else experienced this and what is the best way to go about sorting this out ?
AsusM5A-78 L-M-LX motherboard
Output from "cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec" is; "Codec: Realtek ALC887-VD"
What other information would help ?