Here is the snippet from my /etc/pulse/default.pa:
### mfk addition: comment out "load-module module-device-restore" ### see https://bugs.launchpad.net/pulseaudio/+bug/352732 #77 #load-module module-device-restore
We’ll see how it goes.
Update (2010-03-10)I just noticed that my soundcard input selection is being disrespected. There are two inputs on my lappy, and the system always defaults to input 1 no matter what. I don't know if this is related to the above or not.
load-module module-device-restore, and my input settings began to be respected. However, the trashing of output settings returned. So ... pick your poison. I guess I am coming down on the side of those who complain that Pulseaudio is (still) not ready for prime time. Or is this a problem with the way it's implemented in Ubuntu?