no /dev/vga on FreeBSD-6.x ?

Robert Watson rwatson at
Thu Sep 1 02:50:56 GMT 2005

On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, Mikhail Teterin wrote:

> I've just a built a fresh xorg-server on a fresh install of 6.0.
> The X-server self-configured properly and found the neomagic card in 
> this laptop.
> Unfortunately, whenever the X-server tries to start up, it dies 
> complaining about the absence of /dev/vga ...
> "device vga" is certainly in the kernel and vga0 is listed in 
> dmesg.boot.
> Please, advice. Thanks!

Last time I checked, the '/dev/vga' error was actually a bug in the X 
server, which means to print a different error: that '/dev/mem' is 
missing.  Likely, your kernel is compiled without "device mem", which is a 
standard option in GENERIC.

Robert N M Watson

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