Error in documentation ?
Eelco de Graaff
edg at tri-angle.nl
Wed Dec 24 20:12:18 UTC 2003
Hi Am a new freebsd user, i have recently downloaded the 5.2 iso's and now
im am reading the docu.
The next part is (as far as i can see not accurate)
2.3.2 Kernel Configuration
Note: From FreeBSD versions 5.0 and later, userconfig has been deprecated in
favor of the new device.hints(5) method. For more information on
device.hints(5) please visit Section 7.5
A lot of discussion is there about kernel configuration. As a beginner i
bave booted and booted my cdroms but never found the option to have
influence on the kernel config.
The text says here: Quote>>
It becomes an issue when you are installing FreeBSD for the first time
because the kernel used to carry out the install has to contain as many
drivers as possible, so that many different hardware configurations can be
supported. This means that some of those drivers will have conflicting
configurations. The devices are probed in a strict order, and if you own a
device that is probed late in the process, but conflicted with an earlier
probe, then your hardware might not function or be probed correctly when you
Because of this, the first thing you have the opportunity to do when
installing FreeBSD is look at the list of drivers that are configured into
the kernel, and either disable some of them, if you do not own that device,
or confirm (and alter) the driver's configuration if you do own the device
but the defaults are wrong.
This probably sounds much more complicated than it actually is.
Did i misunderstand the handbook ??
Thanks for your time!
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