Philip S. Schulz ph.schulz at
Sun Oct 30 02:57:51 PST 2005

on 30.10.2005 11:36 Uhr Cristiano Deana said the following:
> Hi,
> I've seen that 'GENERIC' file has been modified, moving some lines to
> device          isa
> device          mem             # Memory and kernel memory devices 	
> device          io              # I/O device
> Why?
> What does it mean? Should we include 'DEFAULTS' in our customized 'GENERIC'?
> Or those lines are no more mandatory?

No, you don't need to include 'DEFAULTS', config(8) will take care of 
that for you.

AFAICT, this was done in order to automatically include devices which 
are essential in most cases so less experienced users won't accidentally 
break their systems and later complain that e.g. X doesn't work anymore.



Don't fix it if it ain't broke.

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