I got so angry this morning not able to find the "bug" that I dissected the whole 'root' to find a -as usual- simple solution for the users of ONE sound-card. The Elyssa builders assumed possibly that most users apply more than 1 SoundCard. Just that caused the mix up for us simple users of but one such card
. Here we go:
In the ROOT 'File System' (so be careful) find: /etc/pulse/default.pa
Then see the marked-out (#) line: # load-module module-alsa-sink remove now this # token to activate the line upon restarting.
OR: select the line you would prefer in this small section instead. I assume you would want to work with Alsa..!
Then # mark out the next whole paragraph about "automatic load driver modules depending.... " Disable only that paragraph!
It now looks like this:
### Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available
### Alternatively use the static hardware detection module (for systems that
### lack HAL support)
I strongly suppose that this automatic selection causes a lot of trouble in "older" equipment... But who am I to say so as "learned novice".
Ok, then save and restart. Go into your personal user "Home".
Goto Main Menu: Sound & Video -> PulseAudio Manager
Now we SYSTEMATICALLY CLICK all TABbed Items for their VOLUME setting, which may be way to soft or much too LOUD...!!!
Critically important to click the words "reset" next to the various windows per item. This takes a few minutes to do.
Nextly go to the (Gnome) Volume Applet and select its 'Preferences' to select the DEVICE (which should be setup correctly now) and the varius controllers you would use to SET-UP your tone and balances for your sound system. For now you may select any controllerset you wish...
Then select in this applet "Open Volume Control" and see all your controllers, some at their bottom NOT chained for LR adjustment if needed!
Now run a nice Wiener Walz or some HipHop on your RhythmBox and adjust the controllers. When satisfied with your 7.1 stereo, or 5.1 surround or 2 channels pingpong , or whatever, GO BACK TO PREFERENCES in the Volume Applet to only select MASTER and deselect the rest!
If not, you would influence ALL selected controllers for your sound when manipulating the volume control (via a keyboard) or in the applet or otherwise! This is vitally important I find. Having adjusted thngs to your liking make a restart for safety and a clean memory to begin with.
This method solved the sound crisis I faced and hopefully you'll find some intriguing hints in this to enjoy excellent AudioPulse sounds!