Sound problem ...
bulk_mail at siegel-tech.net
Mon Apr 4 08:09:18 PDT 2005
The /boot/defaults/loader.conf contains the defaults configurations and
the /boot/loader.conf contains your custom configurations. It is the same a
rc.conf and make.conf. You should never change any of the files in the
default directory, this is why they are not writeable. When you perform an
upgrade, the default files are replaced with the new file from the upgrade.
So after an upgrade you will loose all the changes you made in the files
contained in the defaults directories, and will have to reconfigure all those
settings. The /etc/rc.conf, /etc/make.conf, and /boot/loader.conf are not
edited in the upgrade process so you will maintain all your configurations.
You must create the /boot/loader file and add the appropriate lines to that
In summary, do not make changes to the files in the defaults
directory, /boot/defaults and /etc/defaults.
On Sunday 03 April 2005 09:25, Chris wrote:
> While most of what you say is correct, and I have opted to use
> loader.conf for sound, this file is actually in /boot/defaults/loader.conf
> By default, /boot/loader.conf is either non-existant, or has very little
> in it.
> Telling the OP to look in /boot/loader.conf for the lines above will
> confuse him/her.
> In general, /boot/defaults/loader.conf is a great place to start. Much
> like /etc/defaults - these are set as the system defaults. putting the
> lines you want in /boot/loader.conf over rides the system defaults.
> Also worth noting (as with /etc/defaults) the user ought to get into the
> habit of editing the proper files instead of the system default files.
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