alsamixer- invalid CTL default
i've just installed alsa and built the modules for my kernel. however, i can't seem to get any mixer to work properly, i only get the following error message:
ALSA lib control.c:612:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
for whatever reason, sound still works once the volume is turned up in gnome's applications>sound and video>volume control (NOT, in gnome-alsamixer, though). however, anytime i shutdown or restart (or more specifically, when alsa is stopped and restarted, which is usually the same thing) i get a message "failed to (re)store mixer settings" and the volume for everything in gnome is set back to mute and has to be manually reset. any ideas what's going on? i did a google for snd_ctl_open_noupdate and found something about wrong versions of libasound2, but apt insists i'm running the most current version of it (i run sid).
any help is appreciated.