kernel configuration file

Carmel carmel_ny at
Sun May 6 13:34:22 UTC 2012

On Sun, 6 May 2012 08:08:31 -0500 (CDT)
Robert Bonomi articulated:

>Carmel <carmel_ny at> wrote;
>> In the "Generic kernel configuration file for FreeBSD/amd64", if I do
>> not have a floppy drive, is it safe to comment out this entry?
>> # Floppy drives
>> device          fdc
>Definitely, "yes".
>> Are there any other entries that I could eliminate if I do not have a
>> floppy drive?
>   device atapifd
>obviouly.  :)

Thanks, I had not noticed that one.

>> Also, according the the "webcamd" documentation, I need to have this
>> in the loader.conf file.
>> webcamd requires the cuse4bsd(3) kernel module. To load the driver
>> as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
>>     cuse4bsd_load="YES"
>> Is there a way that I can simply compile it into the kernel? Would a:
>> device   cuse4bsd    # Required by webcamd
>> entry in the kernel file work? I cannot find any documentation on
>> that.
>The simplest approach for this is 'try it and find out'.  
>If you use the "traditional" kernel-huild 'Configure/make depend/make'
>sequence, to rebuild the kernel -only-,  its a matter of one minute or
>so on a _slow_ (486-class) machine.
>you'll either get a Configure error, a linker error, or it 'just

OK, now you lost me. I use the following basic sequence:

make buildworld
make buildkernel KERNCONF=CARMEL
make installkernel KERNCONF=CARMEL
make installworld

I am sorry, but I am not fully comprehending what commands you want me
to enter.

Carmel ✌
carmel_ny at

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