USB sound card works better

If I unplug/plug back in my audio cable from my mini hackintosh, I have to reboot to get sound again. I was hearing static or something.

The static is gone, I lowered the input volume on my linux desktop. I think the built in sound is louder then the USB card was.

Sound stopped working again. Instead of rebooting, I put it to sleep, and after waking it up, sound works again.