I am runnign Slack 9.1 on my Sony Vaio PCG-GRZ630. I am having some problems with the sound.
1) In GNOME I can use the ALSA plugin in xmms only if I login as root. But even then the sound is all scratchy and gets struck up regularly. Do I need to change the permissions on '/dev/dsp' or '/dev/mixer' so that any normal user can use it.
2) In KDE the USB mouse is blocking the sound. The startup sound is blocked until I move the mouse. I have to keep on moving the mouse till the entire startup bit is over.
Any help is appreciated.