/dev/vga dissappeared?

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Fri Aug 13 14:54:53 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 17:50, Julian Elischer wrote:
> So, I upgraded everything today
> and I no longer have X because it requires /dev/vga
> which has dissappeared out of /dev
> As I have no X I have no browser (comments about lynx will
> be ignored ;-)
> so I'm having trouble looking up resources to see what may have happenned.
> The vga driver reports as having found a device in dmesg
> but there is no such device in /dev.
> I recall a couple of emails on the topic a while ago but I can't
> look them up now...
> can someone let me know what the resolution was?
> should I be adding a symlink to something somewhere?
> is this a known problem?

I don't have a /dev/vga on -CURRENT either, but X works fine for me. 
Perhaps you forgot to load the io and mem kernel modules (and don't have
them compiled into your kernel).


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