External speakers mute sound on startup

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I had the time for some more digging, here my findings. Some more details about the environment.$ uname -a Linux Spiff 3.2.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 26 08:40:20 CET 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux $ cat /proc/asound/version Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24. $ lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDA Intel at 0xf6fdc000 irq 47 $ head -1 /proc/asound/card0/code (HowTos)