amd64/87898: Failt to init X: can't open device/io

Scott Long scottl at
Mon Oct 24 06:57:25 PDT 2005

I think that we should revert to making the mem and io devices present
by default in the kernel.  People are constantly tripping over the 
current scheme.  We can define a kernel option (i.e. NO_IO_DEVICE) for
those who specifically want to exclude it.


Eric Anholt wrote:

> The following reply was made to PR amd64/87898; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Eric Anholt <eta at>
> To: Chunwei Han <cwhann at>
> Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
> Subject: Re: amd64/87898: Failt to init X: can't open device/io
> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 22:16:33 -0700
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>  If you've been following -current, please follow /usr/src/UPDATING and
>  add "device io" And "device mem" to your kernel config.
>  If you've set securelevel (sysctl kern.securelevel) to a level higher
>  than the default -1, please do not set it, as it's mutually exclusive
>  with running an X Server.
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>  Eric Anholt                                     eta at
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