After starting up pulseaudio, I couldn't get any sound out of my speakers, but
got no errors or warnings.
I needed to install pavucontrol and set the volume manually. Could the default
volume be set to a nice default?
This should be fix in ALSA, not in PA.
Why should that be fixed in ALSA? The volume was fine in ALSA, but not in PA...
Right now, PA doesn't change the volume of any ALSA devices unless the user
explicitly asks for it. I.e. if the volume was set to 0 in PA then some other
app did that change. (Eventually I might add saving/restoring of the sink/source
volumes to PA, but right now I consider this a system setting, that is
stored/restored by ALSA.)
Maybe this is an instance of the "muting madness" bug?
Definitely is "mute" not "volume set to zero", at least on my box.
Couldn't reproduce, closing.