New FreeBSD's users Questions

Mark Blackman tmb at
Sun Jul 16 21:49:48 BST 2000

> > Has anyone any experience with setting up a dialup PPP=20
> > connection on 4 - with the userland / kernel ppp. The handbook=20
> > section claims that the tun drivers are in the generic kernel, but=20
> > ifconfig can find none (in GENERIC or my kernel) . I have all the=20
> > needed ppp details from the old linux setup. I have also used=20
> > MAKEDEV tun0 to create the device entry.
> ifconfig won't show any -- they're created dynamically as they're
> needed.  Cool, eh? :-)

I've had ppp start up first thing in /etc/rc.local for so long
that I failed to notice this change from a static entry to a dynamic one.
very nice. Gosh the things you learn when you expose your ignorance.

> > I have a SB16, ISA card on factory settings. IRQ 5, DMA 1,5 etc
> > Its compiled in and works with my new kernel - with a lot of
> > warnings about compatibility mode. What driver should be used to
> > replace snd?
> device          pcm
> device          sbc0    at isa? port 0x220 irq 5 drq 1 flags 0x15
> works for me.
Again i've had PCI devices for so long that I've not had to think about
the ISA bridging device and assumed that it behaved like the PCI cards.
So, yes, for these ISA cards the bridging device sbc is required as well
as pcm.

> > Attached to the soundcard is an old Matsushita CR 562 drive. This
> > is not supported in GENERIC, and is causing me major problems.
> You've got me there, hopefully someone else can help with that.
I vaguely recall that the Matsushita drives might have worked via the
old soundblaster driver so you've got potentially two hurdles to jump
there (i.e. wrong version of FreeBSD, wrong driver in this version).
I might be full of it, so I recommend checking the mail archives at and searching for "CR562" 
and Matsushita.

- Mark Blackman

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