/dev/vga dissappeared?

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.ORG
Fri Aug 13 15:01:20 PDT 2004

On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, 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 think there's a bug in XFree86 where it complains that /dev/vga is
missing, but it means /dev/io is missing.  Mark recently modified the
kernel so that you need a "device io" in order to get /dev/io, so you
probably need to tweak your kernel configuration to reflect recent changes

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org      Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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