#StackBounty: #debian #gnome #audio Sound settings not saved in Debian/GNOME – how to save them?

Bounty: 100

I am using Debian 8.7. I normally select the sound card I want to use and disable sound alerts through the sound options in Settings. However, these are never saved and on reboot I have to go in to Settings and set them again each time. Is there a way to save sound settings so that this doesn’t have to be done each reboot? Here is the inxi info on the card and drivers:

Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cypress HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5800 Series] 
           driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Card-2 Creative Labs SB X-Fi driver: snd_ctxfi 
           Card-3 Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64

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