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Date:      Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:31:01 +0100
From:      =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Morgan_Wesstr=F6m?= <>
To:        Michael Powell <>
Subject:   Re: Missing all ttyv* device nodes after upgrade 7.0 -> 7.2
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Michael Powell wrote:
>> agp0: <Intel 82865 host to AGP bridge> on hostb0
>> agp0: allocating GATT for aperture of size 128M
>> vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> mem
>> 0xf8000000-0xf8ffffff,0xe0000000-0xefffffff,0xf9000000-0xf9ffffff irq 3
>> at device 0.0 on pci1
> This is an odd IRQ for a video card to come up on, as this is usually 
> reserved for one of the COMM ports. Maybe an IRQ conflict here.

I noticed that too :-)

> Below is a snippet from mine. You didn't remove device vga from the kernel 
> by any chance? Switching back to GENERIC for a test is probably a good idea 
> as it may remove a variable from the problem.

No, all of syscons dependencies (according to the man page) are still there.

> Funny thing is it worked in 7.0 previously? At first glance this smells like 
> BIOS PnP probing problems, but I think if it were it would have showed 
> itself before. Try GENERIC and see what happens. If it goes away you know 
> where to look. 

It appears this computer has an i865G chipset (built-in graphics) as
well as an extra nvidia card. The output from devinfo shows that agp is
attaching to hostb0 instead of vgapci0 so I will ask the person to
remove the nvidia card and only run from the built-in graphics. PnP most
likely seems to be the culprit here for sure. Thanks again for your input.



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