Subject: port-macppc/23351: macppc GENERIC won't run XF4 X server
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/02/2003 18:02:50
>Number:         23351
>Category:       port-macppc
>Synopsis:       macppc GENERIC won't run XF4 X server
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-macppc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 03 02:03:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Jason R Thorpe
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZE
        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>
System: NetBSD 1.6ZE NetBSD 1.6ZE (SWINGER) #1: Sun Nov  2 17:51:41 PST 2003 macppc
Architecture: powerpc
Machine: macppc
	The GENERIC kernel for macppc is apparently incapable of running
	the XF4 X server.  It tries to open /dev/mem (why it does this on
	macppc is beyond me), which fails because the GENERIC kernel does
	not have "options INSECURE".

	Try to run the XF4 X server on a G4 with a GENERIC kernel.

	This is worked around by adding "options INSECURE" to the kernel.