In my laptop the sound code is running at 100% even when I am not playing anything. It is causing my palm rest to hit significantly. While I do not face the issue on windows machine where I am using the drivers for IDT. Here is the output of the powertop.
Summary: 0.0 wakeups/second, 0.0 GPU ops/second and 0.0 VFS ops/sec
Usage Events/s Category Description 100.0% Device Audio codec hwC0D0: IDT 52.3 ms/s 0.0 Process compiz
Is there any solution to decrease the power consumption of the sound device.