On Nov 27, 2007 3:11 PM, Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 01:48:28PM -0700, Steve Franks wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I found this thread > > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2006-August/027445.html > > to a driver I need for my system. > > > > (1) The file extension > > (http://www.dons.net.au/~darius/ucp-0.01.diff.gz) is .diff, not .c, so > > what exactly do I do with it to compile it? > > First, use gunzip to extract it. This will leave a file ucp-0.01.diff. > Next, su to root and cd to /usr/src/sys. > To apply the patch, do 'patch </location/of/ucp-0.01.diff' > > Note that the patch doesn't apply cleanly (/usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usbdevs) > on 7.0-BETA2. If that's also the case on the version you're using, > you'll have to look at /usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usbdevs.orig and > /usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usbdevs.rej to fix it manually.
I'm on 6.2 at the moment. > > Next, build and install a kernel according to the handbook. ('make > kernel' in /usr/src) > > > (2) Assuming I can get it to compile, which I've never done, what do I > > do with the object/driver file? > > The 'make kernel' command will install the module automagically. > On the next boot, you should be able to load the ucp driver module with > kldload(8). > So is the kernel the collection of all .ko modules then? I always thought it was some monolithic binary somewhere. If not, is it possible to build just usbdevs alone? I'm a little skittish about fubaring the kernel on my family's main server. My name will be mud if I bring it down for a significant period, and it's my only BSD box at the moment - our data is backed up, but I don't have a tape drive I can just pull / and /usr off in 5 minutes if I kill it. I know this is not relavant to the discussion, but my point is, I don't know enough to know what's relatively safe and what isn't. > > This driver is long overdue, the part has been in usb devices for > > several years, and support is in OpenBSD and Linux already (so I'm > > told by google). I'll happily document the process if someone holds > > my hand. > > If it works, submit a PR. A url/handbook page for that, perhaps? I understand the concept of a PR, but not fbsd's specific system (or where to find it). > > Roland > -- > R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ > [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] > pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725) > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"