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Date:      Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:43:46 +0100
To:        Michael Powell <>
Subject:   Re: Missing all ttyv* device nodes after upgrade 7.0 -> 7.2
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Morgan Wesström wrote:
> 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. 

Turned out the graphics adapter had died when he got to the computer.
Case closed and kudos to FreeBSD for still running all other services
without complaining. :-)

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