My sound does not work, UNLESS I input the command
[sudo] chmod u+rw /dev/snd/*
Which changes all of the sound devices to read/write. However, whenever I boot up, it automatically resets to make it only root and audio to be able to read/write. I don't think I am actually supposed to have to enable read/write for all users.
Maybe it is the certain setup I have for sound (as I noticed the audio group was a group and it had read-write privileges to it). I actually have no way besides Flash to play sounds after I make the change (mplayer can't even find my devices since it isn't even looking to the correct path, but that's another problem).
I am running Gentoo Linux i686-2.6.19-r5. Perhaps the compatibility issue is where it stores things like input, snd, et al (/dev/input, /dev/snd). Perhaps I should post on Gentoo forums.
But, does anyone know how I can fix this problem?