alsamixer giving error ubuntu 5.1 speaker not working
i recently installed ubuntu 8.04.
my sound card is detected and i can hear sound as well. i basically have two problems
1. when i type in alsamixer in shell it gives the following error
alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: No such file or directory
2. i can play music using totem with gstreamer plugins. i selected 5.1 channel also. but two of the speakers are not working.
i tried a few things from ubuntu forums and reconfigured alsa-base, nothing seems to work
thanks in advance