DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-09
Re: Solved - Re: DRM not working - recent head
On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 12:18:56 -0700 (PDT)
Matthew Dillon <email@example.com> wrote:
> : Gah here I sit red in face - /dev/dri/card0 had somehow become a
> :device with major number 0. Fixed that and all is well.
> Cool. If you recall how the device managed to get mis-created
> we might be able to add some protection against future occurances.
> I've seen devices wind up with the wrong permissions or ownership,
> usually due to a crash occuring soon after a MAKEDEV and the
> filesystem not fully synced, but not with the wrong major number.
Not much hope of that I'm afraid - it happened some time in April
according to the timestamp on the file. That if memory serves correctly was
about the time the DRM stuff was moving from pkgsrc-wip to pkgsrc. It
probably got crunched by some halfway house code, that device gets created
by the X server if it's not present.
> Hmm. It might be possible if /dev were copied and restored (e.g. to
> another OS, like Linux), or tared and untared, in certain
What a horrible thing to do to /dev :)
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