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Re: /dev/kbd ..."not a device file..."

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: /dev/kbd ..."not a device file..."
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 17:42:18 +0000
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sigbj-st <> writes:

> I tried to run a GUI on hurd K7.
> Used the update/ and install/ on the CD1.
> When trying the STARTX the machine is freezing at .."cannot open 
> such file"
> I am not able to create a kbd-devicefile in /dev with ./MAKEDEV kbd; it will 
> not accept it as device-file.
> I am told by the instruction that such a device should be created during the 
> preparation for GUI.
> I might be doing a mistake or insuffiency during this process,and wonder 
> which.

You have to start the console client first, log in and start X from

console -d vga -d pc_kbd --repeater=kbd -d pc_mouse --repeater=mouse -c 
/dev/cons /dev/vcs

> (I also noted that this K7 will not accept a linux swap,but that is
> another question and not so important,in as much this just has to be
> redone.)

It would be nice if you looked into it and would be able to produce a
bug report. :)


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