No I've tried killing the processes through both KsysGuard and regular console. I've even logged out completely, yet the process initially spawned by my non-root account refuses to go away. Even if root is the only user logged in at runlevel 1 (which should be a "single user" level anyway), the 'Z'/'D' state process persists.
Unfortunately I don't have a second computer to run SSH from, and the ones at my local library run stripped down WinXP installations. My best bet otherwise is university, which isn't close by. I'll try switching to a newer kernel/alsa-libs in the meantime.
Thanks for the response!
Last edited by nomind; 04-21-2006 at 11:24 AM.