TESTING REVISION 146
After install I'm already set to direct. That's when the values were showing incorrectly for me.
However, your changes seem to have corrected that problem.
Here's what I see now when I first access the auotmod config tab.
Note the 0777 permission. Is that what you wanted it to be or should it be 0755 by default?
I tested it and the permissions were set correctly on files/folders.