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Date:      Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:13:58 -0600
From:      Dave Babb <>
Subject:   Re: Misbehaving /boot/loader.conf <Updated info>
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I have done some experimentation on my system. It appears that the
loader is dying on the "/boot/defaults/loader.conf" file....becasue that
is the last file listed when the loader dies.

Also, I added the "module_path" entries as suggested below into
/boot/loader.conf...with no changes in the result.

It appears that the culprit is "/boot/defaults/loader.conf"...but in
reviewing it...I cannot see any spelling errors at all. And it clearly
sets the module_load path to both /boot/kernel and /boot/modules.....

But for whatever reason....loader is ignoring the path to the
/boot/modules....and is only looking at /boot/kernel path...even though
it is configured otherwise.

Ideas? Suggestions?

Sincerely and respectfully,


On 10/12/14 15:59, Dave Babb wrote:
> Good Afternoon All,
> When I list :
> "nvidia_load="YES"" in my /boot/loader.conf....the loader dies after
> doing a register dump on the screen.
> I have validated that the kernel module is indeed in
> "/boot/modules"....I can kldload it and have it operate just fine if I
> boot without the loader line enabled.
> If I copy the modult into the /boot/kernel/ dir....then the
> "nvidia_load="YES" line operates properly.
> I have validated that "/boot/defaults/loader.conf" does indeed have a
> line that is unremmed that points correctly to both the kernel and
> module paths as search paths for modules.
> Following another responders reply...I have performed a "sysctl
> kern.module_path" and it returns what I expected "kern.module_path:
> /boot/kernel;/boot/modules"
> I also performed a "kldconfig -r" and received the response of
> "/boot/kernel;/boot/modules"
> It is clear that I am configured properly......But it is also clear that
> something else is wrong. This behavior now spans three new system
> installs.....
> Assistance in resolving would be sincerely appreciated.
> Sincerely and respectfully,
> Dave
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