To make things permanent:
- Put snd-sbawe in the MODULES array of rc.conf.
- Add your user to the audio group: gpasswd -a USERNAME audio
You might want to do the same for the optical and video groups.
- Add alsa to the DAEMONS array of rc.conf.
I think I'm finally cluing in on the idea regarding rc.conf and how it's used. It's actually starting to all make sense.
Wasn't this snd-module problem an issue to be dealt with when upgrading kernel to 2.6.13+?
Besides the typical udev upgrade (which also required setting the access rights correctly), I remember people had to:
* disable the module in /etc/rc.conf
* run alsaconf AGAIN
* reenable the module
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