Bug#506342: general: fails to recognize my sound card
2008/11/20 Juan Manuel Ramírez <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Package: general
> Severity: normal
> I have a Intel 865PERL Mainboard. Sometimes my sound card was not
> properly recognized, usually if I reboot system the bug was fixed. So I
> run the ALSAconf to setup my sound card. I set it properly but now every
> time that I boot system ALSAmixer fails to recognize my sound card. I
> checked my /etc/modprobe.d/sound and looks OK. In this time after
> booting I have to run ALSAconf and set again the sound card to listenig
I had the same problem. You probably have several sound cards (or a
webcam for example).
Try to completely remove /etc/modprobe.d/sound (first) and if it
doesn't work blacklist the module of the unused soundcard.