yano, the file actually isn't there in that path, which is definately a concern, but when i "whereis mixer" i get "mixer:" so its not like i can move it or point to it, i dont even know what it is! plus, i didnt change any files or permissions yesterday so i dont understand what could have happened.
Tinkster, I am supposed to be running oss, though i did try to put on alsa once awhile back. It didn't take so i changed everything back in the /etc/modules.conf and uninstalled all alsa packages besides the library so that shouldnt matter...right?
here is my /etc/modules.conf
alias eth0 8139too
alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias sound-slot-0 cmpci
alias sound-slot-1 emu10k1
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
post-install sound-slot-1 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-1 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
okay, so where is the mixer supposed to be if i were running oss so i can make sure its there? wow, what a newbie question...