Are all the levels in alsamixer unmuted? Have you read the wiki alsa topic, especially the troubleshooting section?
trizcuit, welcome to Arch.Please show us all the partitions you have now, and what they are being used for. Then we might be able to give you some useful advice.And you might want to do a little reading. Here is a good place to start: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Partitioning
Maybe it is a timing issue. Can you have awesome run wmname and syndaemon? It is able to run apps when it starts.https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Aw … n_programshttps://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Autostart
Are you using systemd? What command(s) are you using to shutdown and reboot? Did you edit the sudoers file when you installed sudo, or when you added your user? Did you read this section of the "sudo" topic in the wiki?