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Re: Installation of NetBSD 5.99.44 and resulting problems
from Matthew Sporleder:
> Were you able to try vbetool or xset? Also trying some of the other
> tips in the bug report like using different color modes (16bpp) or the
> patch in there?
I finally tried vbetool for both NetBSD 5.1_STABLE and 5.99.44, did 5.1_STABLE
first because that's where pkgsrc is installed and I needed to run
cvs update -dP
first. Anyway, I noticed that the pkgsrc version of vbetool is behind:
0.7.1nb2 vs. the current release 1.1 .
vbetool worked partially in NetBSD 5.1_STABLE. I still got the screenblank
problem, so I have to keep a root console available at all times to be able to
but, by running "vbetool vbemode get" before going into X, and "vbemode vbemode
set" (followed by mode revealed by vbetool vbemode get), I got back the
text-mode console. I booted with "boot netbsd -2a" so I don't know if this
success requires disabling ACPI: more testing needed.
I bootstrapped pkgsrc for NetBSD 5.99.44 on USB stick, using same pkgsrc on
hard drive but with work directory "work599" instead of "work51". Then I was
successful building vbetool. But running vbetool as root, I got "Permission
mmap /dev/mem: Permission denied
Failed to initialise LRMI (Linux Real-Mode Interface).
I can't see why I got this message on 5.99.44 but not 5.1_STABLE.
I was still able to run "shutdown -r now", even though I couldn't see anything
on the screen until I was out of NetBSD and into reboot.
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