A reply!! wahooo.
I have played extensively with the mixer settings and they seem fine.
I should really say now that I have another thread on the homepage of my distro 'Yoper' but because of the rule here that you cant include a URL unless you've posted 5 messages, it wasnt included in the first message.
I started a thread here because the Yoper forum doesnt get much traffic and I have spent the last week basically posting replies to myself as I figured things out.
If you were interested in seeing that forum you could google 'yoper' to get the homepage. My thread is in the free support forum under the same user name 'CrazyHorse'.
That thread gives a good background to my problem.
Anyway thanks for replying and I hope you (or anyone else)
has some more options for me to try.