XFree on sparc versus syscons

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Oct 24 09:57:38 PDT 2003

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 04:25:12PM +0200, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm slightly puzzled on what it needs to get X on sparc64.
> I see that the XFree server reports that it needs
> syscons, as in:
> Fatal server error:
> xf86OpenConsole: No console driver found
>         Supported drivers: syscons
>         Check your kernel's console driver configuration and /dev entries
> In the kernel config files I see 'sc' is commented out in favor of
> the openfirmware console. Trying to build a kernel with 'sc' isn't much joy
> either as in:

CVS doesn't support syscons yet.

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