Subject: port-sparc/15392: wscons not completely implemented/docmented on Sparc
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/27/2002 06:21:47
>Number:         15392
>Category:       port-sparc
>Synopsis:       wscons not completely implemented/docmented on Sparc
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-sparc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jan 27 06:22:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Andrew Grillet
>Release:        1.5.2
Quickstart Technology Ltd
NetBSD utah.grillet.home 1.5.2 NetBSD 1.5.2 (UTAH) #2 Sun Jan 27 12:27:13 GMT 2002 root@utah.grillet.home:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/UTAH sparc
The wscons stuff is only partly implemented and documented in sparc port. 

Specifically, the MAKEDEV does not create the ttyE* entries, or any of the /dev/ws* entries, and there is no visible info on how to do this.

However, there is also nothing that says it wont work, although more info about how to implement the display and mouse configuration is needed.

I'd really like to use a bunch of consoles, with groups configured differently (eg some as vt100 for use with telnet to Linux/Yast elsewhere).
It won't go away!