Kernel Compile

james jamesp at
Mon Mar 24 13:49:40 GMT 2003

Peter, John

Thanks for your help. I agree now it does make sense *banging head on 
table to remove linux knowledge* ;)

Yeah I agree I could disble USB in the bios - it's not really what I was 
concerned about, I don't mind if it's there, I just did't _expect_ it to 
be there, and wanted to understand more about how FBSD works.



On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, John Murphy wrote:

> james <jamesp at> wrote:
> >However I'm would have expected the module not to have been compiled. I do 
> >have /boot/kernel/usb.ko - what if I don't even want it to be there in the 
> >first place? Or am I thinking too much like a Linuxer ? :)
> You can put:
> NO_MODULES=    true    # do not build modules with the kernel
> in /etc/make.conf to avoid building them, but you'll still have the old
> ones on the HD of course, though they aren't exactly massive.  Have a look
> at /etc/defaults/make.conf for other options you can set in /etc/make.conf.
> (touch /etc/make.conf if it's not there.)
> You can probably disable the USB ports in the BIOS.  That will stop the
> probing and module loading.
> John.
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