Enabling sound by default (Was: svn commit: r222980 - in head/sys: amd64/conf i386/conf)

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 12:18:14 UTC 2011

Hi all,

While I can certainly see the strong argument for sound 'working out
of the box', it unfortunately causes panics if one then tries to
kldload osscore.ko from audio/oss.

I've found that it's definitely due to the compiled in sound.ko; no
panic if I remove those options from my kernel config (which
unfortunately means I can no longer use freebsd-update for my kernel)

I'm not overly concerned about my own position, but there are two
options for how we could fix this:

- Revert r222980 and go back to requiring people to kldload the
correct drivers (ouch :()

- Add a note to pkg-message (perhaps even require confirmation--
panics aren't good!) about the need to compile a kernel with no sound
driver added



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