Kmix is always muted when I boot up. I also get a notification pop up that some sound device is not working, so the system is falling back to ?????? The notification flashes by too fast to read properly, but it seems to me that no matter which one I set up as the primary in Configure Desktop -> Multimedia -> Device Preferences.., that is the one that fails.

I also have Kmix configured to show in the system tray and it doesn't until I go into the application menu and start it or start it from a command line. Once I unmute it everything sounds fine.

So how can I get Kmix to boot unmuted and show up in the system tray?