XawTV sound problem leads to a weird problem with alsamixer

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – It started out with the usual video no audio problem with XawTV, TVTime etc.. and usually a command like Code: tvtime -M | arecord -D hw:1,0 -r 32000 -c 2 -f S16_LE | aplay -Dplug:surround51 or unmuteing something in alsamixer fixes it. But alsamixer, no matter what argument I give it always spits out Code: cannot load mixer controls: Invalid argument I am running (a fresh install) Ubuntu 10.04 2.6.32-23-generic. Sound for everything else on the system works perfectly fine except for TVTime/XawTV. Any help appreciated. sudo lspci -v Code: 04: (HowTos)