On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 13:36:56 -0500 Gerard Seibert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I am still trying to learn how FreeBSD works. Can I create a new > kernel file with the following entries or are they just for use in the > loader.conf file? > > hint.acpi.0.disabled=0 # enable ACPI (i386 only) > hw.ata.ata_dma=1 # enable IDE DMA > hw.ata.atapi_dma=1 # enable ATAPI/IDE DMA > hw.ata.wc=1 # enable IDE disk write cache > hw.eisa_slots=0 # disable probing for EISA devices To quote /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC: #To statically compile in device wiring instead of /boot/device.hints #hints "GENERIC.hints" #Default places to look for #devices. The disadvantage of this approach is that you cannot change any hints after you have compiled the kernel, unless you compile again everytime you change one of the hints... I'm not sure this is a wise thing to do, but as you see, it's perfectly possible. =) If your device-hints aren't like to change it's quite safe, but I don't think your system's going to boot faster or something like that. Anyway, just write all of your device-hints to a file of your choice and add --- hints "your_device_hints.hints" --- to your kernel-config, "make kernel", reboot and enjoy. =) I'm not entirely sure, but to be on the safe side, you probably place the hints-file in the folder of your kernel-config (/usr/src/sys/<arch>/conf). > Thanks! > > Gerard Seibert > [EMAIL PROTECTED] Hope it helps, kind regards, Benjamin _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"