Subject: X on SPARCengine Ultra AXe
To: None <>
From: Johan Ahlander <>
List: port-sparc64
Date: 12/04/2004 12:50:14

I recently got my hands on a Ultra AXe and would like to use it as my
primary workstation. When trying to run X in 2.0 it fails at:

    Cannot open /dev/kbd, error 6

This is with a GENERIC 2.0 kernel, is there some changes that need to
be done in the kernel config or is this a known issue? It seems not
not much info about netbsd on this board is floating around.

Worth noting is that this board has PC-style keyboard/mouse connectors.

I've included the dmesg:

NetBSD 2.0 (GENERIC) #0: Sat Dec  4 12:32:59 CET 2004
total memory = 256 MB
avail memory = 239 MB
bootpath: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3,0/disk@0,0
mainbus0 (root): SUNW,UltraAX-e: hostid 80e7810a
cpu0 at mainbus0: SUNW,UltraSPARC-IIi @ 300.004 MHz, version 0 FPU
cpu0: 32K instruction (32 b/l), 16K data (32 b/l), 256K external (64 b/l)
psycho0 at mainbus0
SUNW,sabre: impl 0, version 0: ign 7c0 bus range 0 to 2; PCI bus 0
psycho_alloc_extent: prom_getprop failed
psycho_alloc_extent: prom_getprop failed
DVMA map: c0000000 to e0000000
IOTSB: 10732000 to 107b2000
pci0 at psycho0
pci0: i/o space, memory space enabled
ppb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 1: Sun Microsystems, Inc. Simba PCI bridge (rev. 0x1
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
pci1: i/o space, memory space enabled
ebus0 at pci1 dev 1 function 0
ebus0: Sun Microsystems, Inc. PCIO Ebus2, revision 0x01
clock0 at ebus0 addr 0-1fff: mk48t59
flashprom at ebus0 addr 0-fffff not configured
com0 at ebus0 addr 3803f8-3803ff ipl 28: ns16550a, working fifo
8042 at ebus0 addr 300060-300067, 300060-300067 ipl 41 ipl 42 not configured
com1 at ebus0 addr 3602f8-3602ff ipl 29: ns16550a, working fifo
sab0 at ebus0 addr 400000-40007f ipl 43: rev 3.2
sabtty0 at sab0 port 0
sabtty1 at sab0 port 1
lpt0 at ebus0 addr 340278-340287, 30015c-30015d, 700000-70000f ipl 34
power at ebus0 addr 724000-724003 ipl 37 not configured
watchdog at ebus0 addr 30002e-300037 ipl 4 not configured
auxio0 at ebus0 addr 726000-726003, 728000-728003, 72a000-72a003, 72c000-72c003,
SUNW,pll at ebus0 addr 504000-504002 not configured
audiocs0 at ebus0 addr 200000-2000ff, 702000-70200f, 704000-70400f, 722000-72200
3 ipl 35 ipl 36: CS4231A
audio0 at audiocs0: full duplex
i2c at ebus0 addr 600000-600001 ipl 40 not configured
fdthree at ebus0 addr 3203f0-3203f7, 706000-70600f, 720000-720003 ipl 39 not con
beeper at ebus0 addr 300078-300079 not configured
cmdide0 at pci1 dev 3 function 0
cmdide0: CMD Technology PCI0646 (rev. 0x03)
cmdide0: bus-master DMA support present
cmdide0: primary channel configured to native-PCI mode
cmdide0: using ivec 1820 for native-PCI interrupt
atabus0 at cmdide0 channel 0
cmdide0: secondary channel configured to native-PCI mode
atabus1 at cmdide0 channel 1
hme0 at pci1 dev 1 function 1: Sun Happy Meal Ethernet, rev. 1
hme0: interrupting at ivec 3021
hme0: Ethernet address 08:00:20:e7:81:0a
ukphy0 at hme0 phy 1: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface
ukphy0: OUI 0x0006b8, model 0x000c, rev. 1
ukphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
ppb1 at pci0 dev 1 function 0: Sun Microsystems, Inc. Simba PCI bridge (rev. 0x1
pci2 at ppb1 bus 2
pci2: i/o space, memory space enabled
ATI Technologies Radeon 7000/VE (VGA display) at pci2 dev 2 function 0 not confi
pcons0 at mainbus0
No counter-timer -- using %tick at 300MHz as system clock.
Kernelized RAIDframe activated
wd0 at atabus0 drive 0: <Maxtor 6E040L0>
wd0: drive supports 16-sector PIO transfers, LBA addressing
wd0: 39205 MB, 79656 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 80293248 sectors
wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 6 (Ultra/133)
wd0(cmdide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
atapibus0 at atabus1: 2 targets
cd0 at atapibus0 drive 0: <LTN403, , DL1M> cdrom removable
cd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 2 (Ultra/33)
cd0(cmdide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
root on wd0a dumps on wd0b
root file system type: ffs

Johan Ahlander <>