Jobbie: No double posting please. It's a lot better to keep all info in one place, so it's easier for people who want to help you to keep track of things. That's why I merged your threads. Also, I decided to make the title a little more descriptive of the problem. Try reading this before starting a new thread : http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=56.0
ok so i've got a new linux, VECTOR 5.8 SOHO edition
Is there a special reason why you installed 5.8 SOHO (1,5 years old already) instead of 5.9.1 SOHO (released less than 3 months ago)? If you want the latest packages and such, you'll probably want to use 5.9.1.
To solve the switching soundcard, you can try this: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=4888.0