First off, thanks for taking another whack at this. Like you, i have tried Silpheed2K's wonderfully detailed how-to; PulseAudio just isn't cooperating. When i tried to set the ALSA mixer volume, i made an interesting discovery: it isn't there. At least, Gnome doesn't think it's there. That's despite that i have the following packages installed:
My only options in the Volume Control module are "Playback: Null Output (PulseAudio Mixer)" and "Capture: Monitor of Null Output (PulseAudio Mixer)". The sliders are all the way up. What do i need to get the ALSA mixer to show up in the Gnome volume controls?
I can do this:
It produces no errors, but no sounds, either. Yet this same hardware works fine in OSX, and did so with Ubuntu's Feisty Fawn. How do i get the 'null output' to become real output?
Details: this is an Apple G4 PowerBook. I don't have the soundcard info handy, but will post that after i boot back into OSX and view the system profile. Or maybe i'll boot off the Ubuntu Live CD and look at what it's using for audio.