svn commit: r44702 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/config

Dru Lavigne dru at
Tue Apr 29 19:49:33 UTC 2014

Author: dru
Date: Tue Apr 29 19:49:32 2014
New Revision: 44702

  Clarify how to review boot messages in prep for closing PR160460.
  Note that this entire section still needs its editorial and tech review.
  Sponsored by:	iXsystems


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/config/chapter.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/config/chapter.xml	Tue Apr 29 19:36:03 2014	(r44701)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/config/chapter.xml	Tue Apr 29 19:49:32 2014	(r44702)
@@ -658,8 +658,11 @@ ifconfig_fxp0="inet"</program
       <para>The drivers for common <acronym>NIC</acronym>s are
 	already present in the <filename>GENERIC</filename> kernel,
-	meaning the <acronym>NIC</acronym> should show up during boot.
-	In this example, two <acronym>NIC</acronym>s using the
+	meaning the <acronym>NIC</acronym> should be probed during boot.
+	The system's boot messages can be viewed by typing
+	<command>more /var/run/dmesg.boot</command> and using the
+	spacebar to scroll through the text.  In this example, two
+	Ethernet <acronym>NIC</acronym>s using the
 	&man.dc.4; driver are present on the system:</para>
       <screen>dc0: <82c169 PNIC 10/100BaseTX> port 0xa000-0xa0ff mem 0xd3800000-0xd38

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