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I noticed that when logged as "root" the sound drivers are disabled, or unable to start. while under normal user they are available. How do i activate them?

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Obviously, logging in as root is a terrible idea. How are you achieving this? Have you actually given the "root" user a password, then logged in as "root"?

Assuming this is the case (and I hope it's not), then you need to check your User Privileges. See this question for more detail, but essentially the user will need to have "access audio devices" ticked, then log out/in.

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