Subject: port-macppc/21289: XFree86 on PowerBook G4 -- cannot open /dev/pci0
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/24/2003 15:11:14
>Number:         21289
>Category:       port-macppc
>Synopsis:       XFree86 on PowerBook G4 -- cannot open /dev/pci0
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-macppc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Apr 23 19:20:00 UTC 2003
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6Q
System: NetBSD 1.6Q NetBSD 1.6Q (GENERIC) #1: Sun Mar 30 01:50:51 JST 2003 tsubai@lumiere:/a/0329/src/sys/arch/macppc/compile/GENERIC macppc
Architecture: powerpc
Machine: macppc
	XFree86 from the snapshot as well as the binary from
	will not start, it produces the following error:

	netbsdPciInit: can't open /dev/pci0

	the error does not appear securelevel related, since with
	securelevel nailed to -1 in the kernel, the same behaviour
	is observed.

	Unfortunately, though it is possible that this bug is
	related to kernel compile time options, it is not possible
	at this point to compile a working kernel for this hardware
	from the public source at this point as far as I can tell.
	startx or similar
 		kernel from
 		userland from 20030218-1.6K snapshot
 		xfree86 from 20030303-1.6O snapshot