Here is a screenshot of my problem:
Basically the volume only starts at certain times. I can reboot my machine and sometimes the volume will work, sometimes it won't.
If I run:
It shows the volume, I can adjust it. I have no idea why this randomly works, it seems to fall more on the side of not working and is starting to get quite annoying as anytime I try and watching a video on the net it crashes chrome because audio is not working.
I'm starting to really miss the days when Ubuntu was less flashy but just worked.