/dev/vga dissappeared?

Michael W. Oliver freebsd-current at gargantuan.com
Fri Aug 13 17:08:03 PDT 2004

On 2004-08-13T15:50:46-0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 10:01:08PM +0000, Julian Elischer wrote:
> > I think kkldload mem is the answer...
> > I borowed a passing laptop and looked in teh archives..
> > 
> > how come UPDATING doesn't mention this...
> > 
> > it mentions mem but it should mention vga too.
> s/vga/io/?  The previous respondent mentioned that the /dev/vga error
> from X is bogus.

At first, I didn't have 'io' or 'mem' in my kernel config file, and xorg
complained about missing /dev/io.  So, not knowing that I needed 'mem',
too, I added 'io' to my kernel config file and rebuilt/installed.  After
reboot, xorg then complained about missing /dev/vga.  This stumped me,
so I went to cvsweb and compared the GENERIC that my customer kernel was
based on versus the latest GENERIC to see what "GENERIC" stuff I was
missing.  The only thing that was missing was 'mem'.  So, I added mem,
did the dance again, and now xorg works like a champ.

FYI, even with 'io' and 'mem' in my kernel, there is still no /dev/vga,
but xorg doesn't seem to mind anymore.


perl -e 'print unpack("u","88V]N=&%C=\"!I;F9O(&EN(&AE861E<G,*");'

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