Compiling modules statically
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Sep 12 15:27:50 PDT 2005
On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 06:37:06PM -0300, theblues gnr wrote:
> First of all, thank you for your reply.
> Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 04:34:15PM -0300, theblues gnr wrote:
> >> Hello everyone!
> >> I'm having trouble setting up networking on the ABIT AV8 motherboard
> >> the onboard NIC. From:
> >> http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/amd64/motherboards.html
> >> "On-board ethernet controller (vge(4)) does not work unless statically
> >> compiled into kernel."
> >> I do know how to compile a kernel (from the Handbook) but I do not know
> >> to compile a module statically. Could anyone please point me to the
> >> documentation on doing that?
> >It means "do not use a (dynamic) module, compile the driver into your
> >(static) kernel."
> I didn't word my problem correctly; what I wanted to know is how to compile
> the driver statically. When I follow the instructions on building a custom
> kernel the vge driver gets built as a module.
Edit the kernel configuration file and add the appropriate entry (cf
GENERIC or NOTES). This is surely described in the handbook.
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