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That's odd, I'm using alsa and audio worked fine right out of the box (though it stopped working yesterday and I haven't yet figured out why; mixer levels are ok, no mute on, audio players start playing but nothing comes out).
l/alsa-driver: removed since the 2.6.x kernels include the alsa modules.
I am having a similar issue when I found out i didn't have sound. I checked alsamixer and everything was fine, and I checked lspci and my sound card was loaded, and I did a lsmod and the kernel modules were loaded...what gives? I had thought about putting on 2.6.22 thinking that might solve my problem. BTW this is all out of the box stock. I have an audigy2 zs.
Installed slackware 12.0 yesterday. I had sound problems as well. I ran alsaconfig and alsamix to unmute everything. After that, my mp3's played but my CD's wont work when I use KsCD. I'm not really too bothered though, but keep us posted.
I think I remember reading somewhere that you would really wont to run alsaconfig as a user rather than root. Just to keep that in mind.
Forgive my ingorance, but is your sound card an actual installable sound card or onboard? I was sure that there can be problems when using two sound cards. Not sure if it was a slackware problem or just a problem in general.
If you have onboard sound AND are using an installable card try
1. Disabling it in the bios
2. Running alsaconfig to ensure only one card is detected
I am sure some more experienced people here will be able to tell you quickly if that may be the problem.