I am using Linux Mint 14 MATE x64 on my DELL Inspiron 17R SE 7720.
This laptop has two speakers and a Sub-woofer from Skullcandy.
The audio is IDT.
My problem is that my audio worked fine on Windows 8 x64 prior to installation of LinuxMint 14 MATE on dual boot.
After I used LinuxMint and booted back to Windows 8, my speakers started giving random popping sound.
First I thought it was not related.
The audio works without popping sounds on LinuxMint, but when I boot into Windows 8, it starts popping!!!.
To confirm this, I formatted Windows 8 and the popping sound was gone.
To verify, I booted into LinuxMint and booted back to Windows 8 and the speaker popping sound was back!!!!!
I uninstalled the IDT driver, rebooted and reinstalled the driver, the popping sound was gone!!!!
Again, I booted into LinuxMint and back to Windows, guess what, popping was backk!!!!
So, now I have re-installed IDT driver on Windows 8 and have no popping sounds....
I am reluctant in running LinuxMint cuz it will bring back the popping sound n may spoil my hardware... !!!!
PLEASE HELPPPPPPP!! I am a bioinformatics person and can't live without linux!
Thanks in advance!!!