Subject: Re: X, INSECURE, and sysutils/aperture
To: None <port-amd64@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 06/12/2005 13:28:57
In article <20050611120855.GA7286@falu.nl>,
Rhialto <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Is it really needed to use the kernel-option INSECURE if you want X?
The XFree86 servers wants to mmap() the video memory on the graphics card.
And because we don't have in kernel VGA drivers which support that it
needs to use either mem(4) or "/dev/xfree86" (provided by the
"aperture" kernel module).
> The sysutils/aperture package claims to be i386-only, but is that really
> true, and if so, should it be?
It definitely contains x86 specific code e.g. for MTRR programming.
I'm don't know whether that will work under NetBSD-amd64.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/