Can't fix Pulseaudio muting sound at boot.
There is a known "bug" (or maybe it's on purpose?) with Pulseaudio muting the sound every time the system boots up. Not sure whether it's DE independent or just in Gnome.
Apparently, the problem is that alsa-utils was removed from Pulseaudio, so a fast fix is to install alsa back and it works fine. However, I have had a bad time setting up Skype with alsa, so I don't want to follow this method.
Using either pacmd set-sink-mute 1 false or pacmd set-sink-volume 1 100 works once the system is booted, so I tried to put any of these commands in a script which runs at boot time, but neither of them it's working. The working output device is on index 1.
Firstly, I put them in rc.local, but Pulseaudio daemon is user specific, in fact, running pacmd as root says "Daemon not responding". Then, I tried to add them to crontab using @reboot, but no luck.
What else can I do?