I'm running Slackware 10.0 with Dropline Gnome installed. When I login, I get sound, no problem - regardless of desktop (i.e. Gnome, KDE, etc.) When anyone else logs in, they get no sound. The error message when one tries to open a mixer is "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found." My account and theirs all have the same group memberships so I don't believe that it's a permissions issue. I can su and run alsamixer just fine from these logins but we still have no sound.
Along the same but unrelated line, when I logon to Gnome, I cannot use the
nautilus --no-desktop --browser
command with good results. I get the "file manager" window with no functionallity. Basically, when the window spawns, it doesn't populate or even completely draw. When I force quit, a regular nautilus window opens. Now this only happens on one login and not on anyone elses so I can assume that it must be one of the gnome config files specific to my login - I have no clue where to start looking though.