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I've always tried to stay away from kernel setups, and was wondering does FreeBSD have an option to probe for hardware for you instead of doing it manually? Mandrake, Fedora, and even Gentoo has this option.
Yep, the generic kernel has support for almost everything! You may need to add pcm for sound and a few other things if you have weirdness (like USER_LDT for nvidia cards) but for the most part everything is automagic.
On top of that... editing and making a new kernel isn't a real big involved process. Seriously, the docs will walk you through everything.
hackers_, I am going to have to assume you are talking about the 5.x series. I know 4.9 does not have USER_LDT in the GENRIC kernel... It got bit by that recently because I screwed up a kernel and tried to boot with the GENERIC... xdm barfs because of it.