Compiling in sound driver in kernel

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Jun 12 10:56:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 04:45:59 +0200, Bernt Hansson <bernt at> wrote:
> Mel Flynn said the following on 2009-06-12 01:23:
> >> FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE #0: Thu Jun 11 21:56:24 CEST 2009
> >>     root at fqdn:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> >                                      ^^^^^^^
> > Did you edit GENERIC
> Yes. Added sound and snd_hda

Polite note: This is NOT the way to create a custom kernel. The
handbook mentions that it's advised to create a copy of GENERIC
and work with that. It's even possible to create a config file
from scratch, including material from LINT and NOTES, as well
as from GENERIC.

In order to avoid problems, you should follow this advice given
in the handbook.

> > or did you forget to set KERNCONF during build/installkernel?
> No. cd /usr/src
> make buildkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
> make installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC
> reboot
> is what I did. No snd_hda

It looks understandable (allthough not mentioned in the handbook).
Just to be sure, try the recommended approach. If you're not using
KERNCONF, GENERIC will be selected automatically.

	# cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
	(or use any other descriptive name instead of MYKERNEL).
	edit MYKERNEL and add
		device sound
		device snd_hda
	# cd /usr/src
	# make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
	# make installkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
	# reboot

Check /etc/make.conf and /etc/src.conf for any strange values
that may be a reason for our strange observations.

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