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Date:      Tue, 1 Jul 1997 08:28:20 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Peter David Roehsler <>
To:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   kernel problems
Message-ID:  <>

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I have been trying to become successful in building a new kernel. My 
machine is not complicated, and all the devices work under the generic 
kernel that comes with fbsd 2.2.1. I rebuilt the kernel and when I try to 
boot up with it I get this error:

mgetty fatal: aa1 mod: cannot open line /dev/cuaa1
mgetty fatal: aa1 open device /dev/cuaa1 failed
mgetty fatal: aa1 cannot get terminal line exiting

This will repeat until I reboot. The booting proccess will stop with 
another message about "something happening too quickly" and sleeps for 30 
seconds. I pretty sure that is the order that the error messages come in. 
My box has a 28.8 modem that works fine using term in user ppp mode, 
though I want to put kernel ppp to work. Here is a copy of my kernel 
configuration file. I appreciate any input.

Best regards,


#Third attempt a kenel configuration.
machine		"i386"
cpu		"I586_CPU"
ident		DAVERS
maxusers	10

options		CHILD_MAX=128
options		OPEN_MAX=128

options		INET			#InterNETworking
options		FFS			#Berkeley Fast Filesystem
options		MSDOSFS			#MSDOS Filesystem
options		"CD9660"		#ISO 9660 Filesystem
options		PROCFS			#Process filesystem
options		"COMPAT_43"		#Compatible with BSD 4.3 [KEEP THIS!]
options		SCSI_DELAY=15		#Be pessimistic about Joe SCSI device
options		BOUNCE_BUFFERS		#include support for DMA bounce buffers
options		UCONSOLE		#Allow users to grab the console
options		FAILSAFE		#Be conservative
options		USERCONFIG		#boot -c editor
options		VISUAL_USERCONFIG	#visual boot -c editor

config		kernel	root on wd0 dumps on wd0

controller	isa0
controller	pci0

controller	fdc0	at isa? port "IO_FD1" bio irq 6 drq 2 vector fdintr
disk		fd0	at fdc0 drive 0
disk		fd1	at fdc0 drive 1
tape		ft0	at fdc0 drive 2

controller	wdc0	at isa? port "IO_WD1" bio irq 14 vector wdintr
disk		wd0	at wdc0 drive 0
disk		wd1	at wdc0 drive 1

controller	wdc1	at isa? port "IO_WD2" bio irq 15 vector wdintr
disk		wd2	at wdc1 drive 0
disk		wd3	at wdc1 drive 1

options		ATAPI		#Enable ATAPI support for IDE bus
options		ATAPI_STATIC	#Don't do it as an LKM
device		wcd0	#IDE CD-ROM

controller 	snd0
device sb0      at isa? port 0x220 irq 5 conflicts drq 1 vector sbintr
device sbmidi0  at isa? port 0x330

# syscons is the default console driver, resembling an SCO console
device		sc0	at isa? port "IO_KBD" tty irq 1 vector scintr
# Enable this and PCVT_FREEBSD for pcvt vt220 compatible console driver
#device		vt0	at isa? port "IO_KBD" tty irq 1 vector pcrint
#options		PCVT_FREEBSD=210	# pcvt running on FreeBSD 
>= 2.0.5
#options		XSERVER			# include code for XFree86
#options		FAT_CURSOR		# start with block cursor

# Mandatory, don't remove
device		npx0	at isa? port "IO_NPX" irq 13 vector npxintr

device		lpt0	at isa? port? tty irq 7 vector lptintr
device		lpt1	at isa? port? tty

device		psm0	at isa? disable port "IO_KBD" conflicts tty irq 
12 vector psmintr

pseudo-device	loop
pseudo-device	ether
pseudo-device	log
pseudo-device	sl	1
# ijppp uses tun instead of ppp device
#pseudo-device	ppp	1
pseudo-device	tun	1
pseudo-device	pty	16
pseudo-device	gzip		# Exec gzipped a.out's

# KTRACE enables the system-call tracing facility ktrace(2).
# This adds 4 KB bloat to your kernel, and slightly increases
# the costs of each syscall.
options		KTRACE		#kernel tracing

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