Subject: Re: wsconsctl: /dev/wskbd: Device not configured
To: None <>
From: Ralf Doering <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/22/2006 10:52:32
Martin Husemann <> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 08:43:52AM +0100, Ralf Doering wrote:


thank you for your reply, but unfortunately your suggestion does not
solve my problem.

>> >> "wsconsctl -k -a" yields to the error message
>> >> "wsconsctl: /dev/wskbd: Device not configured"
> Is your /dev/wskbd* correct?
> You could rm them and recreate with "sh MAKEDEV wscons".

I checked this, but /dev/wskbd* seem to have the right major/minor
numbers (And just to be sure: I deleted and recreted them as you
suggested, but the entries in /dev are the same as before and look
like the device notes on other netbsd machines.)

So I rebootet another machine (which is running i386, 3.0 GENERIC
normally and where wsconsctl -k -a works) with GENERIC_TINY.
Same here, wsconsctl produces the error message as above then.

So there must be some "issue" with the kernel config for
GENERIC_TINY. Some hints what could be configured to customize the
kernel (remember: I just like to switch console keyboard layout ...)?

The GENERIC_TINY kernel confuses me when booting, as it says:

| pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
| pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
| pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
| wskbd0 at pckbd0 (mux ignored): console keyboard
| wdc0 at isa0 port 0x1f0-0x1f7 irq 14
| atabus0 at wdc0 channel 0
| vga0 at isa0 port 0x3b0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff
| wsdisplay0 at vga0 (kbdmux ignored): console (80x25, vt100 emulation), using wskbd0

It seems to me that wskbd should be enabled.

Any hints?