On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 03:47:30PM -0400, Alan Gerber wrote:
> I recently decided to update my 5.2.1-p9 system to the latest beta to 
> check out the improvements in ACPI code on my Dell Latitude D600 
> laptop.  So I updated sources and went through the usual 
> [build|install][world|kernel] procedure as described in the handbook: 
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/makeworld.html
> I decided to go with the GENERIC kernel and rebuild it later with my 
> specific options - everything built successfully and it looked like 
> everything was going great, although I did note that I was updating much 
> more in the mergemaster step than I was originally expecting.  But I 
> muddled through it and it finally came time to reboot into beta-7.
> When I did reboot, I got a pretty big surprise - it appears that the 
> kernel can't find any of its modules.  In the "Bootstrap Loader" portion 
> of the startup sequence (I *think* it is boot2 - just before you get the 
> beastie screen asking you if you want to start with ACPI disabled, 
> verbose mode, safe mode, etc), it appears to load the snd_emu10k1.ko and 
> sound.ko modules.  I'd expect this since my system is equipped with that 
> style sound card.
> However, just after the beastie screen goes away to allow the boot to 
> continue, I get the message "ACPI autoload failed - no such file or 
> directory" as the first line of text, before any of the other 
> kernel-outputted text.  A couple of other interesting messages follow.  
> One tells me that kldload can't load star_saver, reporting a "No such 
> file or directory" error.  I also get a message saying that /dev/mixer 
> doesn't exist (and indeed it doesn't -- nor is there any sign of a sound 
> device in the dmesg output).
> When I execute kldstat, I get the entries I would expect back - kernel, 
> snd_emu10k1.ko, sound.ko, and est.ko (of the enhanced speedstep driver 
> fame - I was running it on 5.2.1).  If I try to manually load a module, 
> such as the star_saver (this is the only thing I've done since loading 
> acpi.ko isn't a good idea), it works.

Well, where are your modules?


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