I compiled a new Kernel last night for Slack 9.1 so ACPI would work. Now all ACPI features work, but I have no sound. I worked with it last night and decided to remove alsa packages and reinstall. I had no problem removing or compiling the new ALSA modules. The sound card is started at boot, howerver, when I try to access alsamixer to unmute the system, I get the following error:
ALSA lib control.c:601
snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory.
I thank everyone in advance for your help. You guys and gals are great