I have an Audigy 2 that is recognized fine with my system. But for some reason, the settings are not loaded on boot. So, what happens is, I can be listening to music with Amarok and the volume will be way too low. However, I went into YAST, then went into Hardware management, then sound. The system then reads some configuration stuff, and when it is done, the volume changes to max. If I am viewing KMix prior to opening YAST, I can change the volume wherever I want it, and it does stay there (verified by closing and reopening KMix). But, if I open KMix, verify the low volume setting, then open the sound module in YAST, you can see in KMix how the volume gets bumped almost all the way up. Am I missing something here?