followup to Fwd: tech support

steven r. eastlake seastlake at
Tue Apr 15 16:10:51 PDT 2003

i just looked at MAKEDEV in /usr/src/etc and it is executable, so cd to 
/dev and
attempt /usr/src/etc/MAKEDEV snd0, snd1, then attempt /usr/src/etc/MAKEDEV
uhid0, uhid1, all attempts show mknod message "no such file or directory"...

move MAKEDEV to / removes execute permission, my confusion...

>Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 15:08:34 -0700
>To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG
>From: "steven r. eastlake" <seastlake at>
>Subject: tech support
>i am setting up freebsd 5.0 and would like to attempt to "wake up" my 
>generic sound
>card and also wacom usb tablet mouse/pen
>1. MAKEDEV not in /dev and not executable, found in /usr/src/etc, move to /,
>     cannot move to /dev, then permission executable
>2. MAKEDEV fails numerous ways attempting snd and uhid, review online dialogs
>     for these failures and try to correct my problems to no avail
>3. attempt mknod sndstat c 30 6 root:operator gives "no such file or 
>directory", an error
>     message i have seen previously
>i suspect this may be an easy fix for those with knowledge...
>following are setenv, dmesg, which may help...
>thanks for support...
>setenv setenv setenv setenv
>dmesg dmesg dmesg dmesg
>Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
>Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
>         The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
>FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE #0: Wed Apr  9 16:40:57 AKDT 2003
>     root@:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/SREX
>Preloaded elf kernel "/boot/kernel/kernel" at 0xc04a7000.
>Preloaded elf module "/boot/kernel/acpi.ko" at 0xc04a70a8.
>Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
>Timecounter "TSC"  frequency 900038103 Hz
>CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) processor (900.04-MHz 686-class CPU)
>   Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x642  Stepping = 2
>   AMD Features=0xffffffffc0440000<RSVD,AMIE,DSP,3DNow!>
>real memory  = 805240832 (767 MB)
>avail memory = 777211904 (741 MB)
>Initializing GEOMetry subsystem
>Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
>npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
>npx0: INT 16 interface
>acpi0: <VT8371 AWRDACPI> on motherboard
>     ACPI-0625: *** Info: GPE Block0 defined as GPE0 to GPE15
>Using $PIR table, 9 entries at 0xc00fdee0
>acpi0: power button is handled as a fixed feature programming model.
>Timecounter "ACPI-fast"  frequency 3579545 Hz
>acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x4008-0x400b on acpi0
>acpi_cpu0: <CPU> on acpi0
>acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
>acpi_button1: <Sleep Button> on acpi0
>pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 
>0x6000-0x607f,0x5000-0x500f,0x4080-0x40ff,0x4000-0x407f,0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
>pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
>agp0: <VIA 82C8363 (Apollo KT133A) host to PCI bridge> mem 
>0xe8000000-0xebffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
>pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
>pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
>pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
>isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
>isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
>atapci0: <VIA 82C686 ATA100 controller> port 0xd000-0xd00f at device 7.1 
>on pci0
>atapci0: Correcting VIA config for southbridge data corruption bug
>ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
>ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
>uhci0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xd400-0xd41f irq 12 at device 7.2 
>on pci0
>usb0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci0
>usb0: USB revision 1.0
>uhub0: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
>uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
>ums0: WACOM ET-0405A-UV2.0-3, rev 1.10/2.03, addr 2, iclass 3/1
>ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
>uhci1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xd800-0xd81f irq 12 at device 7.3 
>on pci0
>usb1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci1
>usb1: USB revision 1.0
>uhub1: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
>uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
>pci0: <bridge, PCI-unknown> at device 7.4 (no driver attached)
>pci0: <serial bus, FireWire> at device 13.0 (no driver attached)
>sio0: <3COM PCI FaxModem> port 0xe000-0xe007 irq 10 at device 15.0 on pci0
>sio0: moving to sio4
>sio4: type 16550A
>pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 17.0 (no driver attached)
>fdc0: <Enhanced floppy controller (i82077, NE72065 or clone)> port 
>0x3f7,0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
>fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
>fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
>sio0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 on acpi0
>sio0: type 16550A
>sio1 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
>sio1: type 16550A
>ppc0 port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on acpi0
>ppc0: Generic chipset (EPP/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
>ppbus0: IEEE1284 device found /NIBBLE
>Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0:
>ppbus0: <NEC SuperScript 150C (Monochrome)> PCL III+
>plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
>lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
>lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
>ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
>atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
>atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
>kbd0 at atkbd0
>orm0: <Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xca7ff on isa0
>pmtimer0 on isa0
>sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
>sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
>vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
>Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
>acpi_cpu: CPU throttling enabled, 2 steps from 100% to 50.0%
>ad0: 8063MB <FUJITSU MPD3084AT> [16383/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA66
>ad2: 114473MB <WDC WD1200BB-00CAA0> [232581/16/63] at ata1-master UDMA100
>ad3: 12971MB <WDC WD136AA-35BAA0> [26354/16/63] at ata1-slave UDMA66
>acd0: CD-RW <SONY CD-RW CRX0811> at ata0-slave PIO4
>Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad3s1a

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