Good morning LQ!
I have a very strange issue affecting a new desktop for which I couldn't find any solution using Google.
I have just installed a new Slackware64-current machine, including KDE 4.8.5. When I load into runlevel 4 I receive the warning that my snd_hda_intel device does not work and that KDE was falling back to default, which produces no sound. alsamixer detects the card just fine and I have plenty of relevant kernel modules loaded (still using the stock 3.2.29-huge).
What is interesting to me however is that the sound card works flawlessly if I boot into runlevel 3 and start KDE with 'startx.' It's as if the card isn't being initialized or properly except through the CLI boot or via startx.
My goal is to be able to boot into KDE and have my sound working each time. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears!
Relevant excerpts from lsmod and lspci are pasted below.
~# lsmod | grep snd
snd_hda_intel 23267 6
snd_seq_dummy 1455 0
snd_seq_oss 29048 0
snd_seq_midi_event 5620 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 51265 5 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_device 5228 3 snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
snd_pcm_oss 39183 0
snd_mixer_oss 15404 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 24057 1
snd_hda_codec_analog 78230 1
snd_hda_codec 81925 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_hwdep 6324 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 72864 4 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 7081 2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer 18798 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd 57796 24 snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_seq_oss
soundcore 5474 1 snd
~# lspci | grep Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
02:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cypress HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5800 Series]
(I'm not using my video card's HDMI-out for audio)