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Date:      Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:37:12 -0700
From:      Michael Sierchio <>
To:        Dave Babb <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: SOLVED WITH QUESTIONS Re: Latest NVidia Driver Issue
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On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Dave Babb <> wrote:
> I do appreciate the reply. Thank You!
> I have a question...This option is already unremmed in the
> /boot/defaults/loader.conf......

> Should I understand that if a "/boot/loader.conf" file exists......that
> the "/boot/defaults/loader.conf" file is ignored?

No. It contains defaults, and you should never modify this file.
Overrides (and additions) go in /boot/loader.conf

> I would appreciate the clarification in how "loader" works.

Sometimes you need to do a sysctl -a and see what tunables are
available. Some can be changed in a running system, and some are
boot-only. The former should go in /etc/sysctl.conf, and the latter
must go in /boot/loader.conf in order to be meaningful.

man loader.conf

- M

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