Sound device Error:

"Waiting for sound system to respond."

Occurs when:

1.) When trying to use the volume handler widget to change the volume.

2.) When clicking the "Preferences" button from the widget.

3.) Clicking on "System" > "Preferences" > "Sound"

Basically any interaction with the sound system on this version gives me errors as of now.

Specs:
Code:
:~# uname -a
Linux bt 3.2.6 #1 SMP Fri Feb 17 10:34:20 EST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Code:
:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
radeon                813181  2 
ttm                    68384  1 radeon
drm_kms_helper         40041  1 radeon
drm                   225891  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           13156  1 radeon
arc4                   12529  2 
ath9k                 134009  0 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     31994  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   222503  1 
joydev                 17457  0 
mac80211              478885  1 ath9k
ath9k_common           13604  1 ath9k
ath9k_hw              401846  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
snd_hda_intel          33175  3 
snd_hda_codec         110336  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
snd_rawmidi            29179  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_hwdep              13554  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                92879  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi_event     14436  1 snd_seq_midi
ath                    22992  3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
uvcvideo               67221  0 
sp5100_tco             13697  0 
videodev               93508  1 uvcvideo
cfg80211              190023  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
lp                     17789  0 
parport                44368  1 lp
snd_seq                60549  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         14129  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd_timer              28838  3 snd_pcm,snd_seq
acer_wmi               27846  0 
shpchp                 37130  0 
v4l2_compat_ioctl32    20896  1 videodev
snd                    64384  14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_rawmidi,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_timer
k10temp                13119  0 
psmouse                72820  0 
i2c_piix4              13167  0 
soundcore              12598  1 snd
serio_raw              13211  0 
snd_page_alloc         18101  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
edac_core              51499  0 
edac_mce_amd           22882  0 
sparse_keymap          13526  1 acer_wmi
aufs                  183689  0 
usbhid                 46275  0 
hid                    97618  1 usbhid
video                  18858  0 
tg3                   147905  0 
wmi                    18697  1 acer_wmi

Code:
:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 9602
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]
01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)
06:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
I just installed this machine last night.

Has anyone else tried this version with similar errors?