I finally got my soundcard working! Played a normal music cd using xmms while logged on as root -. no problem. Then I logged out of root and onto my normal user account (that has been added to the audio group). As KDE loaded, I was treated to a nice little "log on" tune just to prove that the soundcard was working and that my user account had permission to use it. But I can't play a cd with xmms or with the KDE media player - when I try to add the cd trax to the playlist, it shows nothing...
I assume that there is a permission problem somewhere but I have no idea where to look. Of course, it may be something completely different
Any help will be appreciated.