No sound in normal profile

I have no sound in normal profile but when I log in to the root account I DO have sound using say Banshee, kaffeine. In other words it is not a hardware malfunction or not detected. I am sure it has to do with some rights (permissions) for the peripherals that the user or profile may not have.

I tried everything in terms of sound level etc. Anybody can help to set the permissions right?

If it is a permissions issue, you could try the work arounds here from step-6 in the audio troubleshooting guide:
SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE - step-6