i have uninstalled pulseaudio and got rid of all the audio problems i've been having. although it also got rid of my audio indicator on the top panel. i use alsa now with gnome-alsamixer. got it to work with my audio hotkeys. but i would still like to have that indicator back. i searched around the web and couldnt find anything but if anybody knows how or has gotten an indicator to work with alsa id be quite happy to know how to do that!