[CentOS] elrepo kernel on CentOS 5.8

Sat Oct 27 00:24:49 UTC 2012
Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com>

I have installed kernel-ml-2.6.39-4.2.el5.elrepo.i686.rpm on a computer.
and also kernel-ml-devel-2.6.39-4.2.el5.elrepo.i686.rpm with base CentOS 
5.8 i686

I also installed kmod-alsa-1.0.25-3.el5.elrepo.i686.rpm

All "seems" fine - sound even works - in the fact that I hear it.
However, when using alsamixer it appears that I can move the volume up/down
and even hit MUTE but it has no affect. Hitting MUTE I still get sound out.
Moving the volume up/down has no effect.

What else might I be needing to have "control" of the volume?