I'm on Maya 64 bit Cinnamon edition. About 4 people use this desktop regularly. One user, for some unknown reason, always turns the sound all the way down from the software mixer after logging in. If another user is logged in at the same time, and let's say has the volume set at 50%, that user won't have sound after unlocking their session. They will have to log out and log back in.
This actually seems like a bug with pulse to me, but I wanted to get some input before submitting a report.