pulseaudio startup

Hi all,

I have a few questions. I have opensuse 11.1 kde 4.2 on my Tobshiba Satellite. Where does OpenSuse start pulseaudio during KDE login? I checked KDE autostart and KDE services but I do not see any indications of pulse being started there. Pulse sometimes crashes, is there a method of getting it to automatically restart? I try to manually restart it but it remains crash prone until I log off and back on to KDE.

Lastly, hibernation works well but I have to press a key to get the password dialog after it resumes - if I don’t the screen stays blank. What could be stopping the system from resuming completely to the password dialog screen?