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Re: Q: XFree86 (on MeshCube) from Debian?

To: Ralf Ackermann <rac@KOM.tu-darmstadt.de>
Subject: Re: Q: XFree86 (on MeshCube) from Debian?
From: Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 20:45:57 +0200
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In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0408110935080.16674@shofar.kom.e-technik.tu-darmstadt.de> (Ralf Ackermann's message of "Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:35:35 +0200 (CEST)")
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Ralf Ackermann <rac@KOM.tu-darmstadt.de> writes:

> Hello,
>
> thanks a lot to the persons who helped me setting up a Debian/Sarge 
> environment for the MeshCube (using cdebootstrap worked like a charm).
>
> I may go on with an XFree86 server now (I tried using the ati module):
> ...
> XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1 (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 20040709164028 
> root@remake.rfc822
> .org)
> Release Date: 15 August 2003
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
> Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.25 mips [ELF]
> Build Date: 10 July 2004
> ...
>
> Nevertheless - the server refuses to start because of:
> Fatal server error:
> xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory)
>
> Can this be fixed without having to install an alternative kernel on the 
> cube? (e.g. by loading an additional / which? kernel module?)

cdebootstrap only creates the absolutely essential device nodes for a
chroot. You need more device nodes, udev or devfs.

cd /dev
MAKEDEV generic

> best regards and thanks for your help
>  Ralf

MfG
        Goswin

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