Subject: Re: Unable to mmap /dev/mem
To: Matthieu Herrb <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 11/13/2000 10:42:03
On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> You wrote (in your message from Sunday 12)
>  > A few packages (snes9x and xmame come to mind) refuse to go full-screen or
>  > use DGA; they die with 'unable to mmap /dev/mem: invalid argument'. Any
>  > suggestions on how to fix these? Please CC me in the reply, as I'm not on
>  > tech-x11.
>  >
> You need 'options INSECURE' in your kernel to be able to mmap
> /dev/mem.

INSECURE is in my kernel config, and I'm running at securelevel -1. I
tried this both with the aperture driver installed and not installed, same