Thanks for this thread markbuntu. Your "how to" worked great and I can now game and listen to music. I did get an error message from GNOME ALSA Mixer.

Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-alsamixer/display_mixers/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'
Bad key or directory name: "/apps/gnome-alsamixer/display_names/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'

The mixer opens and I can make changes. Being a seminoob, I was hoping someone could get me started on the fix.

Thanks