Sorry about the lack of info I was at the office dealing with many other issues and did not have the info.\
My system at home has the following :
Sound by Creative Lab - SB Audigy - Driver EMU10k1 (Alsa) Pulse enable
Video by NVdia GEforce 6200
TV card Generic - Philips chip (SAA7131, 7133, 7135 Video Broadcast Decoder)Kernel 3.2.18 KDE version 4.8.3
Now the latest update!! Logged in last night as ROOT and was able to get the sound card to work. I ran alsaconf to get the card and driver recognized and then the mixer to get the master volume setup...
Then I logged out and signed in on my desktop and no sound. I know the sound card is functioning so I think I have a situation where the system on my desktop is shutting down the master volume switch.
(Don't know why?)
On the TV card in both root and my desktop, the card was not functioning and I suspect a dead card.....
(More testing to be done)
and so it goes..Hope you guys can point me in the right direction.