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Date:      Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:30:27 -0500
From:      Michael Powell <>
Subject:   Re: Missing all ttyv* device nodes after upgrade 7.0 -> 7.2
Message-ID:  <hj5iqn$b4l$>
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Morgan Wesström wrote:

> Morgan Wesström wrote:
>> Morgan Wesström wrote:
>>> I obviously did something wrong somewhere but I can't figure out what.
>>> All console device nodes /dev/ttyv0 - /dev/ttyvf are missing after I
>>> upgraded a machine from 7.0 to 7.2. The serial console node /dev/ttyd0
>>> is there though if that rings a bell. What controls the creation of the
>>> console device nodes? Any hints on what I should check? I did deactivate
>>> unneeded SCSI-drivers and the like in the GENERIC kernel but the tty
>>> related stuff is still there, like:
>>> options         COMPAT_43TTY            # BSD 4.3 TTY compat
>>> device          sc
>> I'm also missing /dev/consolectl
> These dmesg lines are from another 7.2 machine and I am missing them
> from the output of this newly upgraded machine:
> sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
> sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
> vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
> Both devices are in the kernel. What could prevent them from binding?

Is it maybe a newer system that has keyboard and mouse set to USB as a 
default which needs disabling in BIOS? I know a machine I just built I set 
the keyboard to "Legacy" to use the PS/2 port while the mouse stayed USB.


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