Quote Originally Posted by paulh
If it works, why mess with it?
'Cause it can work better...

Well, chowning isn't bad, but if you ask me, pam_console.so is a really good thing. It automatically chowns relevant files (sound, floppies, cdroms and that kind of stuff) to the user that is currently logged in to the physical console, and the chowns them back when that user logs out.
The PAM process is really easy, just read the docs and you'll understand most of it.