Subject: plex86 problems
To: None <>
From: Audun Arnesen Nordal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/26/2001 12:56:58
I installed plex86-0.20010106 on my netbsd system the other day, but I'm
having problems running it with user priviliges, and it freezes the
machine hard (the mouse won't even move) when run as root. Just to be
sure, I recompiled the kernel first, then compiled plex86 and booted, so I
suppose version mismatch isn't a problem.

My kernel is:
NetBSD 1.5 (DESKPROP3) #3: Thu Jan 25 18:05:12 CET 2001

My /etc/lkm.conf says (on one line):
/usr/X11R6/lkm/plex86.o - - /usr/X11R6/lib/plex86/ -

modstat(8) says:
Type    Id  Off Loadaddr Size Info     Rev Module Name
DEV       0  29 c9a3c000 008c c9a5d9c0   1 plex86

and /dev/plex86 is created as:
crw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  29, 0 Jan 25 18:39 /dev/plex86

Yet when I try to run plex86, I get:

vlab1:~/plex86$ plex86 -f win95.conf
Processing command-line options
Opening VM (/dev/plex86)
Did you load the kernel module?  Read the toplevel README file!
open: Permission denied

The win95.conf referred to is that enclosed with the plex86 package, only
the image files have been changed to something else (a dd of a win95

Does anyone have some idea as to what I've missed?

Thanks in advance.


Audun Nordal