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 simple explanation for boot-up messages
Author: Matthew Turany 
Date:   11-01-01 02:42

g'day,

First of all a big thank you for this site, you've supplied heaps of information that I have already found extremely valuable when it comes to FreeBSD. Keep up the good work.

My question is probably simple enough but all the same it's confusing me;

After installing FreeBSD 4.2 RELEASE, I've created a custom kernel, it works fine but I've found some annoying and confusing messages in /var/log/messages, these are;

Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: config > di sn0
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: no such device sn0
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: Invalid command or syntax. Type '?' for help
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: config > di lnc0
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: no such device lnc0
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: Invalid command or syntax. Type '?' for help
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: config > di ie0
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: no such device ie0
Jan 10 11:31:29 /kernel: Invalid command or syntax. Type '?' for help

Now it doesn't seem to be doing any harm but from what I have gleaned from FAQ's the FreeBSD manual etc, is that these are devices that are typically configured from the kernel, point is I have taken these devices out of my custom kernel. I really would like to get rid of these messages as a matter of personal taste, however if someone tells me that I'm being a jerk and that I can safely ignore them I will.

Are these 'hanging on' from the original install?
Can I just delete the devices from the /dev directory?

Thanks,

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 Re: simple explanation for boot-up messages
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   11-01-01 12:00

Thoes are devices which you disabled during the visual configuration. Now that you have a custom kernel, you can remove it. But if you go back to the GENERIC kernel, you'll have to disable them.

Look in /boot and do an ls -lt. The most recent file should contain those commands. Rename it. reboot. Messages gone?

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 Re: simple explanation for boot-up messages
Author: Matthew Turany 
Date:   12-01-01 03:34

Sir,

I bow in your general direction, that fixed it just fine and dandy. Many thanks it was driving me a bit whacky (only cause I', a perfectionist)....

Now, have you ever fiddeled around with wireless ethernet?

Reason I ask is I work for a distributor of the Lucent (aka ORiNOCO) wireless equipment and I can possibliy swing you some 'donations'. Providing you can help me get the wireless LAN cards working under FreeBSD.

Interested..?!?

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 Re: simple explanation for boot-up messages
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   12-01-01 04:16

YES!

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 Re: simple explanation for boot-up messages
Author: Matthew Turany 
Date:   15-01-01 07:44

Dan,

Give me your e-mail address. I sent a message to the "feedback" address but not sure if that's yours. If it is ignore this if not send it or post it.

thanks,

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