Originally Posted by stdio.h
Very interesting. I was unfamiliar with alsactl store
It says it saves alsa mixer settings during shutdown, but I guess that's kind of different.
Well a lot of people think that they need to run the alsaconf when it is only the mixer settings needed because sometimes alsa defaults the volumes to mute for some stupid reason.. So your saying that the modules never get loaded for your sound card on boot?? If so check you /etc/modprobe.d/sound file it should look something like this.
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
options snd-emu10k1 index=0
I seen a couple of times where alsaconf did not create the file if this happened create it using the module name of your card in place snd-emu10k1 then as root /etc/init.d/alsa reload
I'm using dhcp-client. It successfully gets an IP from the router, then loses it somewhere.
Try this for the file I've never seen the option you have in there hotplug should already find the module for the card you just need the auto eth0 to bring it up on boot.
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Oh and if your using that damn udev upgrade to latest available version you can.