post your /var/log/syslog lines that show pulseaudio pls
and lines for your sound device.
2) there is only one open ticket for fedora
but you are right ppl have had issues with PA so try turning it off.
in Mdv its at /etc/sysconfig/pulseaudio and /etc/pulse
but you will be changing the sysconfig file so that
PULSE_SERVER_TYPE=none is saved with root powers in file called
assuming mdv and fedora have similar structure but it will be /etc so do a search if its not where mine is pls
do a full shutdown and boot up to test pls